Stags return for Beardsley
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Chris Beardsley has returned to Mansfield Town after more than a year away.Chris Beardsley has returned to Mansfield Town after more than a year away from Field Mill.
The 21-year-old returns to the Nottinghamshire-based outfit after The Stags agreed a nominal fee with Conference club Kidderminster Harriers for the youngster's services.
Beardsley's return comes after the striker started last season with League One side Doncaster Rovers.
In early December, he became one of Stuart Watkiss's first signings at Kidderminster, having seen out the remainder of the campaign at Aggborough under the former Mansfield manager.
Current Stags boss Carlton Palmer first declared his interest in re-signing Beardsley back in May and the former Stockport County manager was pleased a deal could be concluded with The Harriers for the player.
"We're delighted to get it sorted," Palmer told the Nottingham Evening Post. "That means it won't go to a tribunal now.
"We wanted to bring him back, but both clubs wanted to get the best deal.
"I'm delighted he's joining Mansfield. He was on our list all along and it seems that all parties are happy with the deal."
One player that seems set for a Field Mill departure is defender David Artell, who seems poised for a move to League Two rivals Chester City.
The Stags accused Chester of making an illegal approach in signing the 24-year-old, with the club set to report The Blues to The Football League.
With the matter still to be settled, Palmer admitted Artell will not suit up for Mansfield again.
"The Dave Artell situation has still got to be sorted out," Palmer added.
"He won't play again for Mansfield Town. The quicker we can get a deal sorted, the better."