Ferguson 'delighted' to welcome back Adams

Ross County CEO Steven Ferguson is looking forward to new manager Derek Adams "building on the solid foundations" set by his predecessor, Malky Mackay.

The former player returns to the Dingwall club as manager for a third time, following his exit from Morecambe earlier today.

“We are delighted to welcome Derek Adams back to Ross County Football Club," Ferguson told the club website.

"He returns following a successful period in England and has led over 700 games as a manager across his career.

"He knows the Highlands and our club well. We look forward to seeing him build on the solid foundations laid by Malky and his staff over the last two years and believe that Derek inherits a talented playing squad that are capable of being successful in the SPFL."

48-year-old Adams previously managed over 250 games for the Staggies, leading the club to promotion and the league title in the 2011/12 season, winning PFA Scotland’s manager of the year award in the same year.