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19 June 2015

CRAIG Brewster has joined Argyle as boss Derek Adams' new assistant manager.

The 48-year-year-old former striker will link up with Adams for the second time, having had a spell as his number two at Ross County. 

Argyle stalwart Paul Wotton remains in his position as first-team coach, with James Bittner set to step up and take responsibility for coaching the club's goalkeepers. 

Brewster, 48, enjoyed a staggering 25-year playing career, beginning as a 19-year old at Forfar Athletic in 1985 and ending with balancing on-field and off-field duties, playing on to the age of 44. His playing days also included three years with his hometown club, Dundee United, for whom he scored the winning goal in the 1993 Scottish Cup final against Rangers. 
 
The striker progressed his career in Greece, playing for Ionokis FC for five years before returning to Scotland with Hibernian and Dunfermline, forming a formidable strike partnership at the latter with ex-Pilgrim Stevie Crawford. 
 
After a year playing for Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Brewster became player/manager of Caley in 2006 – his first coaching role – before an on-field-only role at Aberdeen until 2007. He returned to Inverness and helped lift them from the bottom of the Scottish Premiership, securing their status in the top flight before leaving in 2009. 
 
During Derek Adams’ first of two spells as manager of Ross County, Brewster became his assistant at the Dingwall side, playing a part in the club reaching the 2010 Scottish Cup Final as a Second Division club. 
 
Once Adams briefly left County in December 2010, Craig headed south to work under Steve Evans as assistant manager at Crawley Town, taking caretaker charge in April 2012 upon Evans’ departure and guiding them to promotion from League Two. Brewster stayed on as assistant when Sean O’Driscoll was appointed next season, and once again took temporary charge of the club just two months later.
 
The Scot took a year out of the game before being appointed on the coaching staff at Whitehawk, helping move the Conference South club away from the threat of relegation and, before joining Adams at Argyle, securing a fourth-place finish in the 2014-15 season. 

Welcome, Craig. 

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