A natural left-sided midfielder will be top of Bruce’s agenda, even if options are thin on the ground following Charles N’Zogbia’s move to Aston Villa.
But Bruce will not recruit recklessly, believing there are several players who can fill the void on the left, with Seb Larsson doing a convincing job in last night’s 3-1 friendly victory over neighbours Hartlepool United.
Bruce said: “We know we haven’t got a left-hand sider who can go down the outside. But it’s about finding them.
Now that N'Zogbia has moved to Villa, who are the possibilities?