We are delighted to announce the signing of experienced striker Liam Hearn on an initial one-year contract.
Hearn (29) began his career in the Central Midlands League with Santos FC before becoming a regular goalscorer for Hucknall Town.
Moving on to Eastwood Town, Chasetown and Quorn, Hearn blasted in a staggering 67 goals for Bulwell outfit Scots Grey in 2007/08, prompting interest from Alfreton Town boss Nicky Law who took him to the Impact Arena in 2008.
After netting 40 goals in his first two seasons with Alfreton Town, plus earning a cap for England C, his impressive tally of 31 from 38 appearances in all competitions during 2010/11 saw him secure a move to Grimsby Town.
His form in front of goal continued during his first campaign at Blundell Park, with the Nottingham-born striker racking up 25 goals in all competitions by January before finishing the season with 29 goals in 51 appearances, scooping the Mariners' supporters' "Player of the Year" award in the process.
Injuries have since plagued Hearn with a ruptured Achilles in August 2012 and cruciate ligament damage during a match against Barnet in November 2013 restricting him to just 23 games during the following two seasons.
He left Grimsby by mutual consent in March 2014 before linking up with Mansfield Town following a successful trial at Field Mill. Scoring regularly in pre-season, including two in Stags' 3-1 friendly success at Sincil Bank, Hearn suffered another injury set-back in Town's Capital One Cup defeat at Sheffield United ruling him out of action until March.
"Liam is a quality player and he's a quality signing," said manager Chris Moyses.
"Yes, he's had a few injury problems in recent times but these are behind him now. All he wants to do is to look forward and be part of what we're trying to do here at Lincoln City.
"He comes with a clean bill of health as shown with the offer of a new contract at Mansfield but he's turned that down to join us. For me to be able to bring him to Sincil Bank is a real coup for the Football Club."