RONAN Darcy looks to be on his way out at Wanderers after lining up for Swindon Town at the weekend.

The 21-year-old midfielder still has 12 months on his contract at the University of Bolton Stadium but was allowed to feature for the League Two side in a game against Melksham Town.

Neither club has yet confirmed that Darcy played in the game – but photos taken on the day clearly identify the Liverpool-born playmaker, who has been training with the B Team squad since the players returned last month.

Darcy spent the majority of last season out on loan, first at Norwegian side Sogndal, then in Scotland with Queen’s Park.

He is keen to play regular football this season but the chance of doing that at first team level for Wanderers now look slim in the extreme.

Swindon boss Scott Lindsey has not specified which of a handful of trialists who played in the Melksham game will be invited back for next weekend’s game against Swindon Supermarine - although Darcy played well in the game, according to local reports.

Darcy has 35 senior appearances for Wanderers, having made his debut against Nottingham Forest in the Championship aged just 17.

He featured for just six minutes last season, however, and has not started a game since November 20, when he turned out against Newcastle United’s Under-21s in the Papa John’s Trophy.

Darcy is the last remaining member of Wanderers’ youngest-ever starting line-up, which featured against Coventry City in August 2019 and fought for a 0-0 draw.