DELIGHTED to land his first summer signing, Forest Green boss Mark Cooper insists Lee Collins 'fits the profile' as his side aim to make a significant challenge in League Two.

And Forest Green are certainly not entering the new division for the first time in their history to make up the numbers and Cooper is confident his capture from from Mansfield Town on a two-year deal will give his side the edge.

Cooper said: “Lee was a target that we identified early, he’s played a lot of games and got promotion from the league we’re going into.

“He’s a good defender – solid, strong, powerful, mobile – tidy on the ball. Fits the profile of what we’re after and more importantly he’s a good character, gives us that steel in the changing room."

"He wanted to play for a club where he had a chance to get another promotion on his CV and that is what we want to try and do.

Watch our video now: Mark Cooper delivers his thoughts on new signing Lee Collins and the history-making move from the National League into the Football League.