FORMER Pars star Joe Cardle has signed for newly promoted League Two side Kelty Hearts.

The 34-year-old, who helped Partick Thistle win League One, has signed a two-year contract.

He becomes new manager Kevin Thomson's second signing following the arrival of former Dundee and Hibernian defender Jordon Forster.

Cardle, who enjoyed two spells with Dunfermline, made 26 appearances for the Jags last season, scoring seven goals, but his club announced last month that he would be leaving when his existing deal expired.

We will have more on this story in Thursday's Press Sport.