FOREST GREEN have made their first signing as a League Two club with former Mansfield Town, Northampton Town and Port Vale defender Lee Collins penning a two-year deal with the club.

With Mark Ellis returning to his parent club Carlilse, manager Mark Cooper swooped quickly for the 28-year-old defender.

Collins boasts more than 320 games worth of Football League experience to The New Lawn, having made over 360 appearances in all competitions.

Primarily a central defender, Collins can play across back or as a defensive midfielder.

A video interview to follow with Mark Cooper and Lee Collins.