SWINDON Town are interested in bringing experienced Millwall central defender Darren Ward to the County Ground , the Advertiser understands.

Town boss Paolo Di Canio is looking to add another defender to his squad after Alessandro Cibocchi’s decision to return to Italy and the imminent departure of former captain Paul Caddis, while Troy Archibald-Henville is set for a spell on the sidelines through injury.

The Advertiser photographed the defender leaving the County Ground following preliminary talks on Thursday afternoon, and the former Wolves and Crystal Palace man is believed to be open to the idea of dropping down from the Championship into League One, although any potential deal is in the early stages.

The 33-year-old has played in the Premier League with Watford, and also represented Millwall in the FA Cup final in 2004 and the League One play-off final against Town in 2010.

The defender was also subject of an enquiry from Gillingham earlier in the summer although manager Martin Allen didn’t follow up his interest, and Ward went on to start Millwall’s opening two games of the season before being left out of the side.

Lions boss Kenny Jackett is believed to be willing to let Ward move on, but there is still a long way to go before any potential deal is completed.