Watch: Chris Beardsley says Mansfield Town move came out of the blue

Chris Beardsley says he is delighted to be back at Mansfield Town after his shock return.

The 31-year-old, who will now begin his third spell with the club, boasts a vast amount of experience and is known for his hard-working and committed displays.

Ritchie Sutton exchanges views with Stevenage's Chris Beardsley -Pic by: Richard Parkes

Ritchie Sutton exchanges views with Stevenage's Chris Beardsley -Pic by: Richard Parkes

On signing, Beardsley said: “The manager impressed me hugely with his plans. He has a real idea of what he wants and how he wants to implement it.”

Having graduated from Mansfield’s old academy system during the same era as Liam Lawrence, Bobby Hassell and Leroy Williamson, Beardsley left to join Doncaster Rovers in 2004.

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