Huntly tribute to Wyness as he calls time on his career

Dennis Wyness.

Huntly manager Charlie Charlesworth has called retiring striker Dennis Wyness “a model professional”.

Wyness, 41, is hanging up his boots after the Black and Golds’ final game of the season away to Brora Rangers on Saturday.

He will miss the trip to Dudgeon Park due to personal reasons, but has decided the time is right to stop playing.

Charlesworth said: “He’s been a model professional in my time at the club and been really good.

He’s well-respected in the changing room and throughout the club, he’s been great and we’re all a bit sad he’s leaving.

“He has still got something to offer but he’s decided it’s time.

“He’s been professional – and he’s had an illustrious career.”

Wyness signed for Aberdeen in 1996 and then joined Inverness Caley Thistle on-loan in 1999. The move became permanent in 2000.

Wyness was part of the Caley teams that beat Celtic in the Scottish Cup in 2000 and then again in 2003.

He joined Hearts in the summer of 2003, but returned to Inverness in 2005 on loan before rejoining permanently the following year.

Wyness left the Highland capital in 2008 as the club’s top scorer with 101 goals.

He signed with St Mirren before being loaned to Queen of the South. After leaving Paisley he had a spell at Dumbarton and then Peterhead.

Wyness was with Elgin City for three years from 2012 before a season with Buckie and the last two with Huntly.