BY IAIN COLLIN – CAPITAL CITY PRESS
Craig Brewster has expressed his delight at resurrecting his partnership with Derek Adams at Plymouth Argyle.
The former Dundee United and Inverness Caley Thistle boss is set to be confirmed as the Pilgrims’ number two after Adams identified his former Ross County assistant as the man he wants for the role.
The pair worked together at County for 18 months, a spell that included the club’s remarkable march to the 2010 Scottish Cup final, but Adams’ departure for Hibs in November 2010 was followed by Brewster’s exit weeks later when he lost out to Willie McStay for the manager’s job.
Brewster then joined Crawley Town as first-team coach in June 2011 and guided the club to promotion from League Two as caretaker manager after Steve Evans left to join Rotherham United.
Most recently he has been a youth coach at Brighton.
However, the former Dundee United, Dunfermline and Hibernian striker has been keen to return to frontline management in recent months, missing out on the Raith Rovers job, and is thrilled to be reunited with Adams at the League Two outfit.
With Plymouth having announced the departures of coaches Sean McCarthy, John Harbin and Rhys Wilmot on Monday, Brewster said: “There are one or two things left to tie up but I would expect that all to be done this week and I’m absolutely delighted to be working with Derek again.
“He actually tried to get me back up to Ross County last year but it just wasn’t the right time for me to come back up.
“But we’ve always kept in touch since he went to Hibs and when a partnership works really well why not continue it?”
Brewster is hopeful his experiences in English football will be of benefit to Adams as they bid to emulate Plymouth’s run of last season to the promotion play-offs, where they lost out to Wycombe Wanderers in the semi-finals.
He added: “I’ve been down here for four years now and I would like to think I’ve picked up one or two things that will come in useful.
“Plymouth did very well last season and we need to keep that momentum going. That will be the goal and it will be a big job, but it is an exciting one.”