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The Boss: Bruce on three successive wins, Mile Jedinak injury, unsung heroes and entering a critical December

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The Boss: Bruce on three successive wins, Mile Jedinak injury, unsung heroes and entering a critical December

Steve Bruce spoke to Club TV following our 2-0 triumph over Ipswich Town.

His thoughts are in full below.

On the performance against Ipswich...

It's been a great week. It was a comfortable afternoon and we did enough.

We did enough without being swashbuckling to get the three points, which is the most important thing. It's been a good week, a good November. 

Let's continue throughout December.

On three wins in a week and the feel-good factor around the place...

That's vitally important for a club of our stature.

It's been doom and gloom for too long here, and still was a year ago.

The club's been trying to get over the relegation and mount a challenge in the Championship and it's been very difficult.

Thankfully over the last few months there's been a change in personnel and attitude.

That filters through to the supporters and it slowly feels like we're turning it around.

There's still a lot of work to do but it's the best place we've been in for a while.


On Albert Adomah…

 He’s had a wonderful run.

At the start because of the form of Andre Green, he wasn’t in the team.

He’s worked hard and got his reward.

Playing on the left, he looks so comfortable. 

He’s a threat and he’s got a great return. Long may it continue. 

There’s no reason why he can’t set his sights on another 10. 

He’s done terrifically well. 

On unsung heroes in the squad...

Snoddy was great and Whelan has played three games in a week.

For his age, to do that was fantastic. I thought he was the best player on the pitch. 

It's a great testament to him.


On Mile Jedinak having to come off through injury...

He's got a shoulder injury – we don't know how serious.

We'll find out in the next 24 to 48 hours.

We could do with a bit of luck on that front. 

We've been dealt some cruel blows in the last few weeks with Kodjia and Terry also.

We've been without the likes of Grealish and Lansbury for months, we don't need this too.

We hope our luck can change in that respect.

On facing Leeds United next week...

I watched them on the TV today and they're a good side.

They've got some good players up the top end of the pitch. We'll have to defend well.

We're also playing well ourselves, which makes for a cracking game at Elland Road.

It's live on the television and will no doubt be in front of a full house.


On a critical December month ahead...

It's a massive time for every club.

The schedule is ridiculous, but that's what we English.

We'll all try and enjoy Christmas somehow.

It's a lot of games every week, but we'll get on with it.

Dan Connor
By @danconnor 25th November 2017