Buddle, 21, agreed a short-team contract this week following an extended trial period at the end of last season and has until Christmas to prove his worth.
“From my point of view I don’t think he could have given me a better contract,” Buddle told the club’s official website.
“I’m not the type to get lazy but when people get a two-year contract they can take their foot off the gas.
“I’m always going to be on my toes because I know that come Christmas the gaffer can say whether he wants me or not.
“I’m going to make sure I’m going in every day and proving a point so I do get a new deal.”
The former Hartlepool centre-half made three appearances for the Cumbrians late last season after arriving from Blyth Spartans.