Alan McCormack believes Uwe Rosler should take some of the credit for Brentford starting 2014 at the top of League One.
Rosler led the Bees on a run of eight wins out of nine before leaving to take up the reins at Wigan Athletic last month.
Mark Warburton has since carried on the good work, winning his first five games in charge to extend that run to 12 wins out of 13 following today's 3-1 win at Peterborough.
McCormack said: “A lot of credit has to go to Uwe Rosler for what he set up here. He has been a great part of the system and how we play here. It's all about quality players and hard work – we work hard to improve every single day, and Mark Warburton has continued it.
“At other clubs I have been at, a change in management often means a new man bringing in their own staff and own ideas, but he has kept it pretty much the same, just making one or two changes.
“When I was at Swindon we had a change in manager, the threat of administration, our best players sold and new owners come in – sometimes we were wondering when we would next get paid – and it all takes it toll, so to have this kind of continuity is fantastic.”