REPORTS have linked Swindon Town with a move for ex-Aston Villa defensive midfielder Jordan Lyden.

The Sun journalist Alan Nixon has tweeted that Richie Wellens is taking a look at the 23-year-old – a week after the Town boss confirmed he is looking to offload Toumani Diagouraga, a player who featured heavily in the holding role last season when fit.

Lyden played on loan at Oldham Athletic last season, featuring in 14 games.

His career to date has been plagued by injuries, though.

It was confirmed in March of this year that Lyden had officially left Villa Park after four years at the Premier League club.