Former Cobblers defender Collins joins Mansfield

Lee Collins (picture: Sharon Lucey)
Lee Collins (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Former Cobblers centre-back Lee Collins has joined Mansfield Town.

Collins was one of a number of players released by Northampton at the conclusion of last season.

Cobblers boss Chris Wilder admitted at the time that the decision not to offer Collins a new deal at Sixfields was one of his toughest.

And the 26-year-old has now agreed to move to Mansfield, who will be competing with Wilder’s men in Sky Bet League Two next season.

“I had a sit-down meeting with the manager and assistant manager last week and their plans going forward really interested me, so it was an easy decision,” said Collins.

“It will be pretty much a fresh squad and they are going to change the way they play, they want to play attacking football and they want to give the fans something to be happy about, so I was happy with what they were saying.”