Angus started his career in 1980 at Aberdeen, playing in 84 league matches during his seven years at Pittodrie. A 1987 move to Dundee brought a similar number of appearances in only three seasons and saw Angus move to Motherwell. In his first season at Fir Park, he helped them on their way to victory in the Scottish Cup, scoring in the 4–3 win against Dundee United. In 1994, Angus left Motherwell and joined Clyde, playing in the majority of matches over the next two seasons. His finest moment as a Clyde player came when he scored the opening goal against Rangers in the Scottish Cup, though Clyde went on to lose 4–1. A spell at Albion Rovers added a few more appearances. Angus made one League Cup appearance for Stirling Albion at the start of the 1998–99 season.