Adams: Ross will excite in SPL
Derek Adams believes Ross County will bring "an excitement" to the SPL next season.
The Staggies were runaway winners of the Irn-Bru First Division to reach the top flight for the first time, an achievement which helped Adams win the PFA Scotland Manager of the Year award.
The former Motherwell and Aberdeen midfielder is confident his side will be a positive addition to the SPL.
"We will bring an excitement, we have a good crop of players who can pass the ball, retain it and create chances," said Adams.
"So I am looking forward to it.
"We have had challenges through the years at Ross County and going into the SPL is going to be difficult to start with, but we will enjoy it and the players we have got will thrive on it.
"Victoria Park will be renovated and that will be a sight to behold and I think the whole of Scottish football will look forward to going there.
"Survival is our first aim. Ross County have never been in the SPL so first of all we would like to stabilise and take it from there."
Adams is relishing the prospect of the derbies with rivals Inverness next season.
"We had it a couple of seasons ago in the First Division and they were sell-out crowds," he said.
"The cameras will be there next season probably and so it will be a good occasion for the Highlands."
Adams is looking to strengthen his squad but he is aware of the difficulties he shares with Inverness in recruiting players to the north of Scotland
"If both clubs were in the central belt then it would be easier," said the former Hibernian assistant boss
"People don't have to move jobs and families etc but we have had to get over that over the years and we have been successful in doing that.
"We are now trying to add to the squad, first by re-signing players and then we will try to add over the summer.
"We have to recruit the right type of player to take us forward but we will cast our eyes over a lot of players and see what we can do."
Adams was pleased to beat off some stiff competition to win his managerial award.
He said: "Neil Lennon has had a fantastic season to win the championship with Celtic and Stuart McCall has done exceptionally well with Motherwell to reach third position.
"Obviously we have had a tremendous season, going 34 games unbeaten in the league, which is very competitive, and we have been able to stretch the gap between us and Dundee to 24 points.
"So overall I'm delighted."