Striker Liam Hearn has agreed a one-year deal with Mansfield Town, manager Paul Cox has today confirmed to the Chad.
Manager Paul Cox has made no secret of the fact he is an admirer of Hearn and had been in talks with the former Alfreton man and his agent about a deal.
He is delighted that a contract, the final details of which are due to be tied up this afternoon, has now been agreed upon by all parties.
“If you look at Liam’s record during his career he has a fantastic goalscoring record and has done it at every level he has played,” said Cox.
“People will point to the fact he has been out injured for long spells, but he has been training and working with us for the last three months and we have monitored his fitness.
“He’s had scans and we’ve had surgeons’ reports and everything looks fine.
“I took him from Hucknall to Eastwood, so I know exactly what type of player he is and that he is the right character for us.
“We know have four good strikers we can call on next season with Liam, Alex Fisher and, of course, Matt Rhead and Ollie Palmer.”
Hearn scored 33 goals in 61 appearances during his time at Grimsby between 2011 and 2014.
Prior to that he hit 45 goals in 76 games for Alfreton and was also prolific at Quorn, Chasetown and Hucknall.