The Shipley born forward began life in the youth team at Bradford City where he graduated to the first team in 2006. He made his debut in the Football League Trophy in a 2-1 loss to Scunthorpe United.
Following loan spells with FC Halifax Town and Cambridge United he moved across the city to Bradford Park Avenue in 2009.
With the Avenue he’d make just a couple of appearances before switching to Guiseley. With the Lions he stayed for four years making over a century of appearances at Nethermoor Park.
In 2012 he was loaned out to Conference Premier side Luton Town and made the move permanent in January 2013. Following a change in manager he was transfer listed and moved on to former side Halifax.
After two seasons at the Shay where he suffered relegation to the National League North, Ainge re-joined former side Bradford Park Avenue.
Following a successful year with Park Avenue where he was present for all 46 league games, he departed the Horsfall Stadium with a string of other players.
Harrogate was his next stop in 2015 and following the advice of one of his coaches he was switched from playing centre-half to a striker. It paid off instantly scoring 23 goals in all competitions.
The following year he bag 13 for Harrogate but injury kept him out of the side for three months and with the form the side were in found game time hard to come by when he returned. As a result he was picked up by Dean Keates and joined Wrexham on loan for the remainder of the 2017/18 season.