Mansfield Town sign former Rochdale goalkeeper Conrad Logan

The One Call Stadium, home of Mansfield Town FC.
The One Call Stadium, home of Mansfield Town FC.

Mansfield Town have made Conrad Logan their first signing of the summer.

Stags won the race to sign the ex-Rochdale shot-stopper and beat a host of clubs in League One and two clubs in the Scottish Premier League.

The management team at One Call Stadium have worked hard to secure the services of the 31-year-old, who put pen to paper in north Nottinghamshire this afternoon.

After leaving Leicester in 2015, the ‘keeper made the switch to Hibernian for the last two months of the 2015/16 season and quickly wrote himself into the Scottish club’s folklore.

Logan played in Hibs’ 3-2 win over Rangers in the final of the Scottish Cup, the Hibees’ first victory of the competition in 114 years.

The Irishman left Hibs at the end of the season and joined League One side Rochdale, where he quickly became their number one.

Logan kept 10 clean sheets in 30 appearances for the Greater Manchester side last season, helping them to a ninth-place finish.

Speaking exclusively to www.mansfieldtown.net, Logan said: “I’m excited at the prospect of playing here. It’s a good club with massive ambitions and I’m raring to get going.

“It’s a drop in division [but] hopefully it’s only for a year because this is a club that’s striving for promotion. Once I spoke to the manager and weighed things up, the decision was quite easy and I’m happy that I’ve made the move.”

Boss Steve Evans added: “There is no doubt, for me, that Conrad Logan has played a major part, along with, it has to be said, a number of top class Rochdale players in a season that allowed them to go to the last day in their pursuit of the play-offs,” said Steve.

“I watched Rochdale on at least three occasions myself - and Paul Raynor on two separate occasions – since the turn of the year and it’s fair to say that Conrad Logan has been top class.

“He will come in to the football club determined to help us enjoy a good season. He will work hard and the one thing I know is I will get someone who’s got a consistent track record of being able to keep the ball out of the net – that’s his job.”

The deal will commence from 01 July and is subject to EFL ratification.