“You’re turning up to play football with so many great people around you”
The ex-Harrogate Railway player initially joined from Darlington on loan at the start of the 2017/18 season, before making the move permanent in November 2017, and has become a fans’ favourite thanks to his work ethic and eye for goal.
Since joining the Celts, Cartman has gone on to make 91 appearances, scoring 37 goals including 18 last time out, forging a prolific partnership up front with Jimmy Spencer.
On signing his new deal with the club, Cartman said: “I’m glad it’s all sorted a couple of weeks after the season has ended to be honest, as I can go away with the family on holiday without worrying where I’m at come the middle of June.
“Last year was an incredible season. We had ups and downs throughout with injuries and suspensions, down to having just two subs for most games through the festive period, which just shows what a special group of players we have at the club. But without the management, fans and all the volunteers behind the scenes the lads couldn’t have achieved what we have!
“Having signed from Darlington 18 months ago everybody within the club have been brilliant and it’s the reason why this club means so much to me, knowing that you’re turning up to play football with so many great people around you.”
Cartman is relishing a return to step two where he played with Darlington, adding: “I can’t wait to get going next season, it starts in early August so it’s not actually that far away.
“If we can keep this squad together and get two or three additions then there’s no reason why we can’t push on again.
“It showed last season when we played away to Alfreton and Telford in the cups that we can hold our own.
“Last year we came up against many teams who sat in against us and made it hard work, that certainly won’t happen next season and I think that will benefit us more.”
Updated 21:28 - 16 May 2019 by Thomas Ritchie