Mansfield Town have re-signed central defender Luke Jones.

Jones joins the Stags for a third time on a free transfer following his release by Stevenage at the end of the season.

The 27-year-old has previously played for the club during the 2009/10 campaign and the Conference Premier title-winning season of 2012/13.

He told Mansfield's official website: "I'm really buzzing and it's brilliant to be back.

"I've got such fond memories of the place - especially the year that we won the championship, so I'm delighted to be back and raring to go."

Stags boss Paul Cox added: "I was surprised to be able to capture him, but it's a quality signing to the spine of our side. It's a really positive signing for us."