Veteran attacker Dennis Wyness is convinced he will be able to cut it in the Highland League after signing a pre-contract agreement on a two-year deal with Buckie Thistle.
The 38-year-old former Aberdeen, Caley Thistle, Hearts, St Mirren and Peterhead forward has left League 2 club Elgin City after talks with his former Inverness team-mate, Buckie manager Graeme Stewart.
Wyness was out of the Elgin team towards the end of the season and said: “I’m keen to get back to playing again as I didn’t feature as much for Elgin as I would have liked.
“I don’t see it as too much of a step down in class as there are a lot of good teams in the Highland League and plenty of former full-time professionals playing in it.
“I have looked after myself throughout my career. I’m feeling really fit and I’m hoping to pass on a few tips to the younger players at Buckie. I still have goals in me so hopefully I can contribute to Buckie’s success next season.”
Jags manager Stewart is delighted with his new recruit and said: “He is a fitness fanatic who is never out of the gym and one of the most dedicated footballers I have ever had the pleasure of playing alongside.
“I played with Dennis at Caley Thistle for two seasons so I know him really well. I met him again about a month ago to talk about a move and he is definitely someone the young players can learn a lot from and look up to.”
Buckie finished the season in 10th place in the league, scoring 71 goals, and Stewart added: “He will score a barrel-load of goals in the Highland League next season. He is a proven goal-scorer in full-time football and he is equally good outside the box – his link-up play is class.”