Plymouth Argyle: Derek Adams named as club's new manager

Derek Adams
Adams played for Burnley in the 1995-96 season

Former Ross County boss Derek Adams has been named as Plymouth Argyle's new manager.

The 39-year-old Scot succeeds John Sheridan, who left the League Two club by mutual consent last month.

The Pilgrims reached the play-offs this season but lost 5-3 on aggregate to Wycombe at the semi-final stage.

Adams, who was sacked by Scottish Premier League side Ross County last August, will be presented at Home Park on Thursday.

Adams guided the Dingwall-based club into the top flight for the first time in 2012, two years after taking them to the Scottish Cup final.

He left County in 2010 to become assistant manager at Hibernian, but returned for a second stint in charge the following year.

Adams told BBC Spotlight he is "looking forward to coming to England and proving myself".

The length of his contract has not been revealed.