FORMER Burnley under 23s goalkeeper Aiden Stone has joined Mansfield Town.

After playing his final Burnley match in the Lancashire Senior Cup Final win against Blackburn Rovers, Stone went on trial at the League Two side towards the end of last season and impressed enough to be offered a permanent contract.

Stone will do battle with Conrad Logan for the number one spot while Bobby Olejnik recovers from an ACL injury.

The 20-year-old says that his experience on trial with Mansfield last term made him want to sign for the club.

"I'm delighted to get the deal over the line," he said.

"The way the club and the staff were with me when I came in on trial, it made me feel that I really did want to sign for this club.

"Certainly after that game, that's where my heart was certainly set, and this is the place that I want to pursue my football career.

"Since coming in, I have realised how big of a club this is and how much it means to the supporters.

"The club has a good feel to it, and that persuaded me to make the step and come here."

Manager John Dempster said: "Aidan has had an excellent schooling at a place [Burnley] which has a proven track record for producing excellent young goalkeepers.

"We are already blessed with two senior goalkeepers [Bobby Olejnik and Conrad Logan] who are established at this level, however, Aiden will provide us with cover in the absence of Bobby recovering from his injury.

"I expect Aiden to learn from, develop and push Conrad and Bobby for the number one shirt."