Swindon Town have missed out on their approach to bring back former star Billy Bodin as he has made a move to League One Burton Albion.

It was revealed in June by his father, Swindon legend Paul Bodin, that the club had been attempting to bring Billy back after he was released by Oxford United at the end of last season.

Paul was speaking to the Official Supporters Club’s Fixture Release panel and was asked by Vic Morgan about what Billy’s plans were and he said Swindon were among the interested clubs.

He said: “He's got a couple of options, and even as close to home as the mighty Robins, Swindon, there's a little bit of dialogue with his agent.

“Swindon are interested, they have made that aware to his agent, and he was due to meet Mark Kennedy last week, but for some reason, it didn't quite come off, but there's a genuine interest, as well as a number of first division and second division clubs."

However, Burton have confirmed that they have made the 32-year-old their latest addition on a two-year deal.

The Brewers have had a very active window, which has included buying Udoka Godwin-Malife from Swindon for an undisclosed fee, and have now added Bodin to their squad for next season.

Bodin was born in Swindon whilst his dad was playing for the club and came through the academy to make 16 senior appearances, scoring an unbelievable volley against Crawley Town, before leaving for Torquay United in 2012.

This is the latest setback for Swindon as Jamie Russell searches to add further quality to the squad for next season, which has also seen unsuccessful approaches to other former stars like Dan Kemp and Jack Payne as they joined Stevenage and Colchester United respectively.

Kennedy has said that he believes Swindon need to add quality over quantity in the business that they are doing as the squad is in a good place.

He said: “I wouldn’t say that any [areas of the squad] in particular [need addressing], I would just say that we need a couple more bodies in, although I don’t want to give too much away, which is only fair.

“It is so difficult signing players for multiple reasons but we would like to get a couple more in and if the right players present themselves then we will go for that. We are interested in good players.”