Date:Saturday August 5 2006
Steve Bruce has explained why he let his son Alex leave Birmingham City for Ipswich Town where the 21-year-old has agreed a three-year deal.
Bruce told Sky Sports News: 'It was always a difficult situation. The one thing you do, above everything else, is for Alex himself to go and get a career for himself. The opportunity for Ipswich came along. If he hadn't been my lad, there wasn't any chance of him going anywhere. He is exactly what you want - he's young, enthusiastic, hungry and desperate to do well like any young player is.'
'But I just felt, for his own career, it was best for him. I wish him all the best. He has got a tough start against Crystal Palace tomorrow and I hope he does well.'
He also admitted Alex was born in Norwich, who are Ipswich Town's local rivals, Bruce said 'I'd better not tell Ipswich fans that!'
'Geographically, his mother's not very happy, but it's all about playing and getting a career for himself. It's a very, very good club Ipswich and I'm sure he'll do okay.'
Alex Bruce had just 12 appearances at St Andrews and also enjoyed loan spells at Oldham Athletic, Sheffield Wednesday and Tranmere Rovers.
Birmingham - FSF's May Newsletter (Friday May 29 2015)
Blues winger subject to interest from Wigan Athletic (Thursday May 28 2015)
Rowett Revolution: Defeating Nottingham Forest (Wednesday May 27 2015)
Birmingham Winger In Wales Squad (Tuesday May 26 2015)
Boothroyd calls for focus from Demarai Gray (Monday May 25 2015)
Rowett Revolution: Rotherham Victory (Sunday May 24 2015)
Most Watched: Zigic Wonder Strike (Sunday May 24 2015)
Birmingham Eye Released Wednesday Forward (Saturday May 23 2015)
Darren Randolph set for move to Premier League (Saturday May 23 2015)
Young Keeper Could be Birmingham No 2 (Friday May 22 2015)
|8. Derby County||46||21||14||11||29||77|
|13. Sheff Wed||46||14||18||14||-6||60|
|RUFC - Rumours, Rumours, Rumours
» Rotherham : 30/05/2015 10:01:01
|Coming Up - Port Vale To Shrewsbury Town
» Wigan : 30/05/2015 09:46:01
|Man City midfielder says he would love return to Leeds
» Leeds Utd : 30/05/2015 09:09:00
|LUFC Thompson breaks his silence
» Leeds Utd : 30/05/2015 08:00:01
|Forest Face Teddy's Stevenage!
» Forest : 30/05/2015 07:30:01