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LUFC Could Bruce have earned himself a new deal?

LUFC Could Bruce have earned himself a new deal?

Leeds United defender Alex Bruce could be part of manager Neil Warnock`s plans for next season after another solid performance at the heart of the Leeds defence.

Bruce is out of contract at Elland Road this summer after a frustrating two seasons with Leeds but Warnock has been happy with the contribution made by Bruce and he says you always know what you are going to get. Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, Warnock said, "You always know what you are going to get with Alex. He is always a seven or eight out of ten, he does not do anything differently, he is that type of player."

The defender made 25 appearances in his first season at Elland Road but seemed to be made the scapegoat by previous manager Simon Grayson following the 3-0 defeat at Swansea last February.

Bruce looked to be on his way out of Elland Road earlier this season when he joined League One side Huddersfield Town on loan with a view to a permanent move.

The 27 year old made three appearances for Huddersfield before being recalled from his loan by Leeds over the festive period after an injury crisis in the Leeds defence.

He made his first appearance of the season in the win over Burnley on January 2nd but suffered a hamstring late in the game that kept him sidelined.

Bruce returned in the 3-2 win over Doncaster Rovers in February with Warnock watching his first game from the stands.

He started Warnock`s first game in charge the following week but suffered an injury early in the game that ruled him out for a further month.

Bruce has made four starts since and it will be interesting to see whether he has done enough to earn himself a new contract.

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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Sunday April 22 2012
Time: 9:43AM

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