The pair are former teammates.
And Brown told Sky Sports: “It was fantastic to see him come back and it has been great to see him bring back some of the old values I was used to as a player there.
“That’s what he was like as a player, always expecting the absolute best from everyone, and I’m encouraged by what we’ve seen so far. The performances have been mixed. We’ve been brilliant at times and very sloppy at other times. But I think as time goes on, it will only get better. Everyone talks about transfers, but he’s working with what he’s got and bringing through youth. It’s just about finding that consistency.”