Former Carlisle United and Workington Reds keeper Adam Collin has made a move to League Two.

The Cumbrian has joined Mansfield Town as head of academy goalkeeping.

Collin will remain on the playing books of non-league club Basford Town.

But he has left his academy coaching position at the club in order to join the Stags.

Collin, who had two playing spells with Carlisle after a stint with Workington, told Basford's website: “I’m delighted to take the job at Mansfield. Personally, it’s a step forward in my own coaching pathway.

“It’s a fantastic club, both first team and academy, so to be head of academy goalkeeping – it’s a great role and I’m very privileged to take it."

“I’m sad to leave the academy at Basford – we’ve been working really hard with the goalkeepers and they’re a fantastic bunch of young talent.

Collin, 36, from Great Salkeld near Penrith, joined Basford this summer after a spell with Kettering.

“The gaffer [Steve Chettle] has been superb. I told him about the approach from Mansfield and he and the chairman [Chris Munroe] has backed me 100 per cent and I want to say thank you for that," Collin added.

The Cumbrian, who is based in the east Midlands, also has his own goalkeeping coaching and gloves businesses, AC1 Goalkeeping.