170626 Matt Green

We are delighted to announce our first signing back in the EFL with striker Matt Green joining on a two-year deal.

The 30-year-old joins following the conclusion of his contract at Mansfield Town this summer having scored 82 goals in two spells with the club.

Matt scored 29 league goals as Mansfield won the National League in 2012, and another 25 goals in their first season in the EFL saw him move to the Championship with Birmingham City.

A two-year spell in the West Midlands saw the former Bristol City trainee move back to Mansfield where he scored another 29 goals in his last two seasons.

Imps' boss Danny Cowley is over the moon to welcome Green to Sincil Bank.

"We’re delighted to be able to sign Matt. It’s one we’ve been working really hard on behind the scenes to get over the line," said the National League Manager of the Year.

"We did really well to score 109 goals as a club last season, with our top scorer getting 14, so to be able to add Matt to that is massive."

Matt's style of play also attracted Danny to bring in the frontman who had generated interest from a number of EFL clubs.

"Technically he’s a really good footballer," he added. "The fact he's already played with Matt Rhead and did so well together is good for us all.

"He can play up front in a pair of play or his own so he gives a bit of flexibility and versatility. He’s exactly the type of player we want to bring to the club."

Matt, who also played for Cardiff City, Darlington, Oxford United, Torquay United and Cheltenham Town before first linking up with Mansfield, joins Danny Cowley’s squad in time for the beginning of pre-season.