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Swindon Town weighing up move for ex-Aston Villa midfielder

Swindon Town are weighing up a move for free agent Jordan Lyden.

The Robins are taking a look at the midfielder, according to journalist Alan Nixon on Twitter.

Lyden, who is 23 years-old, is in the hunt for a new club after leaving Aston Villa in March.

Swindon finished 13th last season in League Two and are aiming to get into the Play-Offs next term. Their manager, Richie Wellens, has been a busy man bolstering his squad so far this summer and has brought in Adam May, Rob Hunt, Zeki Fryers, Jerry Yates, Tyler Reid, Mathieu Baudry and Daniel Ballard.

They could now turn to Lyden to add more options and depth in midfield.

He was born in Perth, Australia and started his career with a spell at ECU Joondalup before moving to England aged 16 to join Aston Villa.

Lyden, who has represented Australia at Under-20 level in the past, rose up through Villa’s ranks and became a regular for their youth sides.

He made his first team debut for the Midlands side in a League Cup tie against Wycombe Wanderers in January 2016 and made his first appearances in the Premier League versus Liverpool a month later.

Lyden was tipped for a big future at Villa Park but made a total of just six appearances altogether in the end with injuries halting his progress.

He spent time on loan in the fourth tier with Oldham Athletic last season and will be hoping to earn a deal with Swindon now.

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