Stags farewell as Howell heads for Alfreton

Anthony Howell -Pic by: Richard Parkes
Anthony Howell -Pic by: Richard Parkes

The Anthony Howell saga has ended at Mansfield Town today after it was announced Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law had taken the former Reds player back to the club on a one-year deal ahead of the 2014/15 Conference Premier season.

Midfielder Howell (29) spent two seasons with the Stags in which he helped them to the Conference Premier Division title at the end of the 2012/13 campaign.

He turned down a new deal at Mansfield with the two parties unable to agree terms, though continued to train with the Stags and played in some of their pre-season friendlies.

Howell also turned out in a friendly for Cambridge United before finding himself back at the Impact Arena.

Anthony was previously with Alfreton for two-and-a-half seasons, helping the club win the Conference North title in the 2010/11 campaign, and is manager Law’s 11th new signing of the summer.