Brian says Michael Laudrup is excited about the depth of his squad.
"With the new players they have brought in and the prospect of making the Group Stages of the Europa League - which would be a great adventure for this club - Michael is very excited," Brian told the South Wales Echo.
"It's going to be difficult, but he has got great hopes and expectations for this season.
"With success comes expectations, and he knows that better than most. He brings that into management.
"But he's always been pretty calm. His feet are firmly on the ground and he knows that success comes and goes, but you have to work very hard for it."
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