Swindon Town are delighted to announce the signing of Jordan Lyden following the completion of a successful trial with the club.
Lyden has signed a one-year deal with the club following his release from Aston Villa at the end of the 2018/19 season.
The defensive midfielder has appeared twice in a Town shirt already, playing 20 minutes in the friendly against Manchester United at the County Ground before 70 minutes the day after in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Bristol City.
Born in Australia, the six-foot midfielder started his career in England with Aston Villa back in 2012 before making his professional debut in 2016 in an FA Cup Third Round tie against Wycombe Wanderers.
His Premier League bow followed shortly after as he came on as a substitute against Liverpool. However, his Villa career was set back with injury. Last season he made his way back into regular football on-loan at Oldham Athletic before being recalled by Villa in January.
Upon signing, Lyden said:
“I’m delighted to finally sign. Once the Gaffer go tin touch I thought it was the right place to come. You look at the stadium, the fans – I came here four years ago with Aston Villa – and the atmosphere around the place was really good so I can’t wait to get going.”