Date:Monday September 11 2006
Alex Bruce has revealed that he had to quit St Andrews in order to save his career.
Speaking to his local press, the the son of Steve said:
'I was being slaughtered by the press.
'I enjoyed working with my father Steve and his staff and the players were great but I was put under so much extra pressure for being the manager's son.
'As a youngster trying to make his way in the game you expect a bit of slack, but the press were slaughtering me.
'In one report in a Sunday national paper I was rated three out of 10 with the comment 'If he ever plays a Premiership game for his father again it will be a disgrace.' If it had carried on my career could have been finished.
'The pressure was too much as I felt I was playing as well as anybody else. I had to get out - and I could not have wished to join a better club than Ipswich. Now I have settled in I am determined to prove the knockers wrong.'
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