Mansfield defender George Pilkington has joined Macclesfield Town on loan.

Pilkington has linked up with the Silkmen on an initial one month deal and was signed in time to feature in Saturday afternoon's Skrill Premier fixture away at Hereford United.

The 32-year-old has found first-team opportunities hard to come by at Mansfield this season, making just three appearances.

He had a loan spell with Forest Green Rovers earlier this season where he played against Macclesfield, who beat Rovers 3-2 in October.