Workington Town captain Olly Wilkes has called time on his two-decade career after more than 500 appearances and 100 tries.

The skipper had been sidelined since a knee clear-out operation earlier this summer and informed his team-mates on Tuesday night that he would not be returning to the field and would instead be retiring from professional rugby league.

A statement from Workington Town said: "Olly has been a magnificent leader on and off the pitch and a delight to have at our great club.

"His rugby league career is without compare and we will pay a fuller tribute at our last home game of the normal season against Doncaster.

"In the meantime we wish Olly well in the next chapter and salute our captain."

Wilkes made 45 appearances for Workington since joining the club last season, scoring 16 tries.

He was capped 18 times for Scotland and captained the Bravehearts for their European Championship match last year, which was also his 500th career appearance.

Current and former Town players paid tribute to their team-mate, with Perry Singleton, Ryan Fieldhouse, Joe Hambley, Elliott Miller and Fuifui Moimoi among those sharing well wishes.