Eligible for the Liverpool encounter on Saturday after serving a suspension, the transfer window recruit knows that the recent form of the team could block an immediate passage into the side. Not that he did his prospects any harm with two goals for the reserves in the 5-0 thumping of Coventry on Monday.
"I think you've always got to fight for your place," insisted Michael who, since joining, has seen the team beat Crystal Palace, Birmingham and Leeds in 2004.
All a little removed from when he was unveiled and we were sitting uncomfortably in 18th place in the table.
"Maybe I would have got a start straight away then, but you don't know and have got to get your head down and keep trying.
"Hopefully I will have some part of the Liverpool game, but that is up to the manager and the boys have done well.
"I'll just keep my fingers crossed and do my best this week."
Michael Brown acknowledges that he might have to wait for his first start for Spurs in the Premiership.