SWINDON Town have signed goalkeeper Lewis Ward on a permanent deal following a successful trial period with the club.

Given Town remain under a transfer embargo, the goalkeeper can only sign a contract until the end of this season.

The 24-year-old has been involved since the start of pre-season, featuring in the second half against Melksham Town, Hungerford Town, Swindon Supermarine, and Weymouth.

Ward can count Exeter City, Portsmouth, Forest Green Rovers, and Northampton Town among his former clubs and arrives having made 95 professional appearances - 43 of which have come in League Two.

Upon Ward's signing, Town said the club: "looks forward to seeing Lewis in a Swindon Town shirt this season."

Ward becomes the second signing in the Clem Morfuni era following Ben Gladwin's arrival at the County Ground on Monday.