BROWN’S BACKING THE TEAM ETHIC TO TRIUMPH
well. Especially Blackburn, who had a massive go in terms of spending money.
“But both of them struggled. In this division, it is all about team ethic. And if you can get a bit of momentum, that can take you a long way.”
McDermott could welcome midfielder Rudy Austin back following his suspension.
El-Hadji Diouf also came through 75 minutes of a behind-closed-doors game against Burnley in midweek.
Brown added: “Even if a team is not playing well and nick a couple of 1-0 wins, it can start things moving. If we could do that early on, then we’d end up with some super crowds.
“I know what it is like as a visiting player when Elland Road is bouncing. To have 34,000 like we did on Saturday was great.” BRIAN McDermott may have added only three new faces this summer but midfielder Michael Brown believes big spending is no guarantee of success.
McDermott, who took over from Neil Warnock last April, has added Luke Murphy, Noel Hunt and Matt Smith to his squad but it is far from the revolution many expected.
But as Leeds look to continue their good start to the Championship season today, Brown believes they cannot get caught up in who has spent what.
“The Championship looks tougher than ever, teamwise. It is wide open with lots of great teams,” he said.
“Often, people look at a certain team and think they will win but look at what happened last season, that was incredible.
“Wolves and Blackburn were both expected to do
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