24 years old Ioan joined Matlock from Stalybridge Celtic in September 2021 having been an ever present in the Celtic defence during the opening fixtures of the new season, scoring three goals. He began his career at the Newport County Academy and played for both the Welsh under 17 and under 19 teams. He moved to Sheffield United and had a loan spell at Boston United before being released by the Blades. He joined Gainsborough Trinity and then moved to Tadcaster Albion before switching to Stalybridge. Dangerous in both boxes standing at six foot plus and highly experienced in the National League North, Ioan is seen as a major signing for the club.