James Jennings: Forest Green Rovers sign ex-Mansfield defender

James Jennings in action for Mansfield

Forest Green Rovers have signed James Jennings on a two-year deal following his release from Mansfield Town.

Left-back Jennings, 26, is a former Manchester City youth player who previously had spells with Macclesfield, Kettering and Cambridge.

He joined Mansfield in January 2013 and made 33 appearances for the club last season.

"James is a very good left-back, strong defensively and good going forward," said manager Ady Pennock.

"He won promotion from this league with Mansfield the season before last, played in League Two last season, and he's very keen to get back into that league with us.

"I've done a lot of homework on him, he's a very good pro, he looks after himself off the field, and loves his football."

Jennings becomes Forest Green's fourth summer signing after midfielder Sam Wedgbury, winger Kurtis Guthrie and right-back David Pipe.

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