Mansfield manager Peter Shirtliff has signed defender Asa Charlton from Conference North side Redditch United on a short-term deal
Charlton, 28, had been training with the Stags all week after being approached by Shirtliff in pre-season.
He told the Redditch Advertiser: "I went there for a couple of days and thought it would be good for my fitness.
"I played in a reserve game and that was it.
"I heard nothing for a few months but then the manager asked me to go back and play another game. But the call came out of the blue, it was a total shock to be honest as I never expected anything to come of it."