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Our First New Staggie: Joe Cardle

Don't worry, we'll get him a better shirt...

Don’t worry, we’ll get him a better shirt…

After a week full of players re-signing with the club and leaving the club Ross County F.C. have finally begun the process of building the 2014-2015 roster with the signing of English winger Joe Cardle.  Described by County boss Derek Adams as an “an out and out winger” who is” very creative and direct,” the 27 year old has spent most of his career in Scottish football after coming through the ranks at Burnley F.C. and making his professional debut for Port Vale F.C. at the age of 18.

Cardle spent most of his career at Dunfermline Athletic F.C., splitting time between the old Premier League and First Division, playing almost 150 times for the Pars before being cut loose when the club entered administration during the 2012-2013 season.  He also spent time with Clyde F.C. (on loan), Airdrie United F.C., and most recently with Raith Rovers F.C..  During this time he was part of clubs that won the First Division and the Challenge Cup on two occasions.

Response to the signing of Cardle by County supporters has been mostly positive.  County’s squad at present looks like this:

  • Yoann Arquin (signed through January 2015)
  • Richard Brittain (signed through 2014-2015)
  • Mark Brown (re-signed for 1 year, and GK coach)
  • Melvin de Leeuw (signed through June 2015)
  • Tony Dingwall (signed through 2014-2015)
  • Scott Ferries (signed through 2014-2015)
  • Kyle MacLeod (signed through 2014-2015)
  • Ross MacKillop (signed through 2014-2015)
  • Ben Gordon (signed through July 2014)
  • Marc Klok (under contract)
  • Darren Maatsen (under contract)
  • Rocco Quinn (signed through 2014-2015)
  • Steven Ross (returning from loan at Brora Rangers)
  • Steven Saunders (re-signed for one year)

Bit thin…

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