Striker Matt Rhead joins Mansfield Town

MANSFIELD TOWN manager Paul Cox made his second signing of transfer deadline day with the capture of burly striker Matt Rhead on a free transfer from Conference North outfit Corby Town.

The 6’ 4” frontman links up again with Cox, whom he played under during three seasons at Eastwood Town.

The 27-year-old has netted 13 goals in 24 appearances for Corby this season. Rhead has previously enjoyed spells with Congleton Town, Nantwich and Kidsgrove and joins until the end of the season.

Manager Paul Cox told the club’s official website mansfieldtown.net: “Matt is the type of centre forward which we have been looking for for some time now. However we were quoted a huge fee upon our initial approach to sign him from Corby.

“His physical presence and hold up play will give us a different dimension in our last 16 games. His goals to games ratio has been very good for the type of player that he is.”

Rhead becomes Cox’s second signing of the day after defender Sam Craven put pen to paper on a deal until the end of the season earlier in the day.