Maybole, Ayrshire born wing half John Wylie began his football career with Glenafton Athletic in 1932 and joined Scottish League Partick Thistle in 1933. After two years at Firhill, he joined Ayr United in 1935, but returned to Partick Thistle in 1936. He made his first move into English football in January 1937 when he joined Second Division Bury, making his debut in and FA Cup 4th round tie at Burnley at the end of the month, Bury losing 4-1. It was to be his only appearance for The Shakers’ first team, and he joined Lincoln City in August 1937, remaining a season at Sincil Bank without making their first eleven. He joined Notts County in June 1938 and made two appearances for The Magpies in October 1938, before going on loan to Stranraer in 1939. However the outbreak of the Second World War effectively ended his career.