Ross County: Derek Adams expects different style

Ross County manager Derek Adams and his new signings

Ross County manager Derek Adams expects his side to be more "direct" this term.

The Highland club, who finished fifth in their debut Scottish Premier League campaign, have signed six new players this summer.

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"We've taken in six new signings, we'll probably play a wee bit different from last season," said Adams.

"We've got different flair players to last season. We probably didn't have that until [Ivan] Sproule came in [in January], he was direct.

"We've good attacking options with Maatsen and De Leeuw. Klok is a midfield player and Luckassen a striker.

"Maatsen, Luckassen and De Leeuw are very direct and I think that'll be a good change.

"The Dutch boys have given us options. They're young, they're enthusiastic as well.

"We've got Ben Gordon, who has moved in at left-back, and we've got Steven Saunders, who can play right-hand-side, centre-half or right-back.

"All of them have moved in and it looks like they've been here for a while. They've all given us something different."

Adams is hoping his new recruits as well as his established Scottish top flight players will help County build on last season's impressive showing.

"We know what the SPL's about now," added Adams. "I think next season we'll see big changes in a lot of teams because there's a lot of players that have left.

"Not all the teams have the same nucleus of players that were there last year.

"We'd just like to finish as high as we possibly can and that was the same as last season. We were delighted with the campaign and we just want to continue that."

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