We are delighted to announce the signing of proven goalscorer Nicky Maynard from Bury.
The striker, who has played Premier League football with Cardiff and West Ham, scored 22 goals for Bury last season as they finished runners-up to Lincoln City in Sky Bet League Two.
Starting his career at Crewe Alexandra – his hometown club – Maynard netted 35 goals in 67 matches for the Gresty Road club, before being transferred to Bristol City in July 2008 in a £2.25m deal.
The 32-year-old scored 46 goals in 131 appearances for Bristol before joining West Ham United for £1.65m in January 2012.
Maynard found the net on four occasions in 17 appearances with the Hammers, before being signed by Cardiff City for £2.5m.
Spells then followed at Wigan Athletic, MK Dons and Aberdeen before joining Bury last summer.
Maynard netted 22 times in 41 appearances for the Shakers last term, finishing the season as their top goalscorer.
Stags’ manager John Dempster said: “We are delighted to welcome Nicky to the football club. He comes with great experience and is of a real pedigree.
“Once the CEO [Carolyn Radford] finalised this deal with his representatives, I was impressed with the football questions Nicky asked about our new campaign.
“He is a goalscorer, team player and someone who our young attacking players will be able to learn from by watching and communicating with him.
“I would like to say thank you to our owners, who have yet again come up trumps with their support of me.”