Mansfield Town have completed the signing of Leicester City defender Luke O'Neill on a one-year deal.
O'Neill, 19, who made 21 appearances while on loan at Kettering last season, was told in May that the Foxes would not be renewing his contract.
He told the Mansfield club website: "I was impressed with the stadium, the manager and the set up here and those are the main reasons why I have signed.
"My aims are to play as many games as possible and to gain promotion."
Kettering were docked two points at the end of the season, believed to be in relation to failing to inform the Football Conference that they had extended O'Neill's loan.