Former Club Cause “Messy” Delays In Swindon Town Transfer – Exclusive Update

After exclusively being revealed here at The RealEFL last week, that free agent Goalkeeper Lewis Ward was set to complete a move to Swindon Town, the move now looks to have slowed down due to complications with former club Sutton.

As reported, the 25-year old had been spotted training with Swindon several times in a bid to stay fit for a potential short-term contract and has looked impressive. It is understood Ward seems happy to be back in the West country and is a good influence on the side under new manager Jody Morris.

Sources now tell Ryan Whelan of The Real EFL, that complications have arisen from Sutton United’s side with the deal getting “messy” and “far more complicated than it should have been.”

Ward was a part of Swindon team last year which saw them push for a playoff spot. After serving as cover for the first half of the season under Jojo Wollacott, he earned the No. 1 shirt towards the end of the season and started both playoff semi-final games against Port Vale.

Ward then stayed with the Robins under new management, but on deadline day made the move to fellow League 2 side Sutton. From there, he went on to make only 10 appearances before it was mutually agreed that his contract would be terminated early.

With the ‘2-club’ rule (after appearing in the EFL Cup and EFL Trophy) Ward’s only option is to play for Swindon or Sutton this season or wait until the Summer to find a new club.

Now it feels like a waiting game as both teams try and come to a solution with the goalkeeper.


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