Mansfield sign former Stevenage striker

Chris Beardsley

Chris Beardsley - Credit: Archant

Chris Beardsley returns to the club where he started his career

Mansfield Town have signed Chris Beardsley.

The striker left Stevenage at the end of the season as part of a clear out of 13 players by the club.

Beardsley, who is 31, began his career with the Stags more than a decade ago and also enjoyed a two-year stint with the club in the mid-2000s.

He has also counts Preston North End and Kidderminster Harriers among his former clubs.

Speaking to the Mansfield Town website, Beardsley said: “It was sort of completely out of the blue. I spoke to the gaffer [Adam Murray] this summer and we had a good chat. He told me his plans, what he thinks of the whole club, the structure of the squad...he impressed me hugely with his plans.”