Warnock Still Fancies Brown

  • Last Updated: May 18 2012, 14:51 BST

Leeds manager Neil Warnock said veteran midfielder Michael Brown could play a key role for his side next season.

Michael Brown: Has impressed Warnock

Brown, 35, spent four years at Sheffield United under Warnock from January 2000 and despite reaching the twilight of his career, avoided the recent cull at Elland Road when fix players were released and another six placed on the transfer list.

"He's the type of person that I like around the club," Warnock said. "Since I came to the club he's been my best player in my eyes in most of the games and I feel he's got something to offer and I also think with some of the other players I'm bringing in, he might surprise us and play more than we think.

"I offered him quite a reduced wage to the one he's been on, but it's also one that I think Michael at this stage of his career, I don't think he wants to think about going down a level.

"So I've offered him a contract on a par with what I think he'll get offered elsewhere.

"Somebody like Michael is always good to have around if you use him in the right way and I always do and I trust him totally and I'm sure with the legs that we're bringing in as well in will help having one or two experienced lads."