Leeds United boss Neil Warnock says Michael Brown has been the unsung hero since his arrival at Elland Road.
Brown has started all four games since Warnock`s arrival and there has been a freshness and bite about his game that hadn`t been seen during his first six months at the club after joining from Portsmouth last summer.
Warnock speaking on Yorkshire Radio was quick to praise the contribution made by Brown, when he said “He has probably been the unsung hero for me since I came to the club.
“I think he has been instrumental in both the defensive and attacking side of the team and he has shown a cool head.
“I think if he got injured, we would struggle to replace him at the moment with the squad we have.”
His four starts under Warnock is the first time he has made four starts in a row since the opening four games of the season and previous boss Simon Grayson used him sparingly.
Warnock knows all about Brown having worked with the midfielder during their time together at Sheffield United.
Brown made over 170 appearances for Warnock during a four-year spell at Bramall Lane and he was instrumental for the side during the 2003/04 season.
He netted 22 times from midfield as Sheffield United reached the semi-finals of both the League and FA Cup.
They lost narrowly to both, Liverpool (3-2) over two legs in the League Cup and Arsenal (1-0) in the FA Cup.
They finished the season as beaten finalists in the championship play-off final after Brown scored in both legs of the semi-final against Nottingham Forest.
His form eventually earned him a big money move to Tottenham Hotspur in January 2004
Brown has always been known for his tireless work and his tigerish tackling in midfield and this has been epitomised in his play since Warnock re-joined him at Elland Road.
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