While his former club come back down to League Two, one Cumbrian is heading in the opposite direction.

Adam Collin was in the thick of Mansfield Town's promotion celebrations as the Stags toasted their rise to League One.

Former Carlisle United and Workington Reds No1 Collin is head of goalkeeping at Mansfield and was with the squad on their open-top bus celebrations in the town on Sunday.

The 39-year-old has played a key part in Nigel Clough's backroom team as the Stags claimed the third automatic promotion place in the fourth tier.

Collin has been at the One Call Stadium club since 2021, initially as head of academy goalkeeping before stepping up to the first-team coaching role the following year.

This season the man from Great Salkeld has worked with Stags' ever-present No1 Christy Pym, who kept 14 clean sheets en route to promotion.

News and Star: Mansfield are heading back to League One for the first time in 22 yearsMansfield are heading back to League One for the first time in 22 years (Image: Richard Parkes)

Mansfield finished third behind Stockport County and Wrexham to go back to the third tier for the first time in 22 years.

Collin, who started his playing days at Newcastle United, went on to become Workington Reds' No1 before joining Carlisle in 2009.

Over four seasons at Brunton Park he made 159 appearances under Greg Abbott, and he was part of the side that played in back-to-back Johnstone's Paint Trophy finals at Wembley, Collin keeping a clean sheet in 2011's victory over Brentford.

After spells at Rotherham United, Aberdeen and Notts County, he returned to Carlisle under John Sheridan in 2018, and in two further campaigns totted up 91 more appearances for the Cumbrians.

He captained the side in 2019/20 after being handed the armband by Steven Pressley. After leaving Carlisle under Chris Beech, Collin joined Kettering and then had a player-coach spell at Basford United before retiring, and eventually joining the Stags.