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Ross County boss will aim to get Staggies on the charge against Kilmarnock


By Will Clark

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Derek Adams (centre) was appointed as the new manager of Ross County pictured with chief executive Steven Ferguson (left) and chairman Roy MacGregor (right). Picture: Ken Macpherson
Derek Adams (centre) was appointed as the new manager of Ross County pictured with chief executive Steven Ferguson (left) and chairman Roy MacGregor (right). Picture: Ken Macpherson

DEREK Adams says that he will look to get Ross County on the front foot in matches as he prepares for his first game in charge against Kilmarnock tomorrow.

Returning for his third spell in charge after being unveiled as the club’s new boss on Monday, Adams is looking to implement an attacking mentality in his team.

Adams, who replaced former manager Malky Mackay who was sacked last week, takes over a Staggies team that are 11th in the table and have failed to win their last nine games in all competitions.

Adams says it will be his intention to instil an attacking mentality into his team as he looks to get them back to winning ways.

He said “If you look at my teams over the years, at Plymouth, Bradford and Morecambe we always want to be on the front foot and get forward.

“I want my teams to create chances. I’ve always said I want my teams to be like how I played, get forward and try to get people excited.

“I don’t want to see my team pass the ball 30 times in our own half or in our own penalty area.

“I want us to get aggressive, get forward an attack.

“What does a supporter want to see? They want to see their team creating chances and scoring goals.

“That’s what I’ll be looking to see on the touchline.”

Adams was previously in charge of Ross County between 2007 and 2010 as well between 2011 and 2014.

He says the club has grown since he was last in charge and wants to drive them forward into a new chapter.

“There has been a lot of improvements, not just structurally but in other areas too.

“Personnel-wise, it has improved over the years and that was something that needed done.

“The infrastructure has changed. It is a much better football club since I left.

“The chairman, the CEO, the previous managers have all helped achieve that success, for it to last as long as it has as a Premiership side.

“I know they went back down, but they quite quickly got back to the Premiership. It has moved on as a club.

“Ross County supporters are passionate about their club, their team and their area. I want to drive the team further forward now.”

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