Swindon Town: Darren Ward extends deal to 2015

Swindon Town defender Darren Ward has signed a two-year deal, keeping him at the club until 2015.

The 34-year-old joined the Robins on loan from Millwall last August and signed permanently four months later.

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Off the pitch, Swindon Town player-coach Darren Ward owns three businesses: a cattery, a trophy supply firm and a financial investment company.

In his first season at the County Ground, Ward played 43 times and, after the departure of Paulo Di Canio, had a brief spell as joint caretaker-manager.

"It's been common knowledge that other clubs were interested but I want to stay," he told the club website. 

In a career spanning 18 years, Ward has played for Watford, Millwall, Crystal Palace, Wolves and Swindon, as well as taking in loan spells with QPR and Charlton.

He has made a total of 528 professional appearances, scoring 19 goals.