Grimsby sign full-back Gary Silk from Mansfield

Gary Silk
Gary Silk played for the Stags in their FA Trophy final defeat by Darlington

Grimsby have signed right-back Gary Silk from Blue Square Bet Premier rivals Mansfield on a one-year deal.

The Mariners' first summer signing began his career at Portsmouth.

Silk, 26, had loan spells at Barnet, Wycombe Wanderers and Boston United before joining Notts County on a permanent deal in the summer of 2006.

He made 63 first-team appearances for the Magpies before moving in 2008 to Mansfield, for whom he played 118 games, scoring two goals.

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