The decision of the Professional Football Compensation Committee (PFCC) meeting held on Monday 5 September 2011 in Manchester in relation to the registration of James Ryan with Scunthorpe United is as follows:

• The PFCC decided that Scunthorpe United should pay Accrington Stanley an initial compensation fee of £110,000.
• An additional £15,000 in respect of the player making 15, 30, 45 and 60 appearances for Scunthorpe United.
• An additional £25,000 should Scunthorpe United achieve promotion to the Championship this season or next.
• Accrington should receive 20% of any profit made by Scunthorpe United in selling the player to another club at any point in the future.

In setting this compensation fee, the PFCC took into account the costs of training and development, the player's age and playing record, the length of time he was registered with his former club, the terms offered by both clubs, the status of the two clubs, previous committee decisions and the interest shown by other clubs in acquiring the registration of the player.