Pleat added that Ledley King, who failed a fitness test ahead of the game, is suffering with an ankle injury that will be assessed this week. "Obviously we'll have to have a look at him. He was very sore around the tendon of his ankle and we hope there is no real problem." King's absence paved the way for Michael Brown to make his debut and he did not disappoint. Brown was strong and did the simple things, just winning the ball and passing to the nearest white shirt. He seemed to be ample cover for King and competition for places can only be a healthy factor.