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28 July 2019

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Jordan Lyden knew, straight away after speaking to Richie Wellens, that Swindon was the right place to come following his release from Aston Villa.

Lyden was on loan at Oldham Athletic last year and played in the club’s shock 2-1 FA Cup victory against then Premier League side Fulham.   

But after he was released by Villa he found himself without a club - the midfielder said that manager Richie Wellens played a huge role in convincing the midfielder to sign.

“It’s been quite a stressful summer if I’m completely honest, because I didn’t know where I was going and I was out of contract in July, and I was wondering where I was going to be next,” said Lyden.”

“Once the Gaffer here got in touch with me I felt it was the right place to come.

“I know how Swindon play football I watched them a lot last year, being in the division and that was a big influence on me joining.

“The lads have welcomed me here really well, its’ quite daunting going to a new club, you’re wondering whether you are liked, because at the end of the day there is competition in football.

Swindon kick of their League 2 domestic season away against Scunthorpe in six days’ time and Lyden feels fit and ready to play a part.

“Well fingers crossed it depends what the Gaffer feels what’s right, obviously each game is different,” said Lyden.

“Different personnel can suit different games but fingers crossed I get as many games under my belt and help Swindon challenge for the title.

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