Position : Forward
Played : 1988-89
Appearances : 4
Goals : 0
Carl was a big bustling centre forward from the YTS scheme. His Dale career consisted of a handful of forgettable substitute appearances but that wasn't the end of the story.
After being released by Dale he had unsuccessful trials with Burnley and Stockport before he dropped down to Witton Albion where he started scoring. That earned him a move to Macclesfield for £1,700 in 1993 and his value had increased to £25, 000 a year later when he moved to Kettering. After scoring 54 goals in 94 appearances he moved to Rushden & Diamonds for £85, 000 a record fee between non-league clubs (I'm not sure whether this still stands) . Despite scoring 22 in 52 games he fell out of favour at Nene Park and went to Stevenage on a free in 1998. A phenomenal return of 42 goals in 39 games there boosted his value back to £50,000 when he moved to Doncaster in 2000 but the goal touch deserted him there scoring only once in 17 games. He moved on to Yeovil and scored in their FA Trophy win in 2002 but fell out of favour in their promotion-winning season of 2002-03 and so missed out on a League comeback. He played out his career with Gainsborough Trinity, Leigh RMI, Woodley Sports, Nuneaton and New Mills