Born in Blackpool,
as a schoolboy Cardle played for Lytham Juniors and Burnley before signing his
first professional contract at Port Vale.
He was with Vale for
three years from August 2005 before going on loan to Clyde in 2007/08.
He made 10
appearances in the three months at Broadwood from September to November before
returning to England after injury curtailed his time at Clyde.
He signed for
Airdrie United for season 2008/09 and signed a pre-contract with Dunfermline in
A very quick player,
skilful with an ability to play on either side of the park, the winger left and
joined Raith Rovers when made redundant by Interim Administrators in March
After 40 games for
Raith, the 31-year-old moved to Ross County in May 2014 and then re-joined
Dunfermline in the summer of 2015, going on to add 77 appearances and 25 goals
to his previous tally of 118 and 20 goals from his first stint at East End
Cardle has signed a
two-year deal with the Coasters.
He told http://www.afcfylde.co.uk: “I actually
first spoke to Dave Challinor about three years ago, but a move never
materialised at the time. I met up with him again in Scotland during AFC
Fylde’s pre-season training camp in Largs and I could see the love and ambition
he had for the club and I can’t wait to be part of that”.