“He's been an unbelievable player and he's carried that through into management. His record shows that and hopefully he can add another promotion to his tally this year.”
Ben Amos was once again left out as boss Bruce opted for new loan signing David Stockdale with Eldin Jakupovic on the bench.
In the Premier League, Fabio was an 84th minute substitute as QPR recorded a third consecutive draw under new manager Harry Redknapp at Wigan Athletic.
Meanwhile, Joshua King continues to impress for Blackburn Rovers after the Norwegian striker netted a consolation strike during a 4-1 defeat to Cardiff City on Friday night.
Elsewhere, Michael Keane missed out on selection for Leicester City’s 2-2 draw at home to Burnley while Jessie Lingard was an unused substitute at the King Power Stadium.
Similarly, it was a quiet weekend for Reece Brown, John Cofie and Sean McGinty after all three were left out by Coventry City, Sheffield United and Carlisle United respectively. In Belgium, Luke Giverin and Gyliano
Barclays Premier League
Fabio - QPR
Ben Amos, Robbie Brady - Hull City
Michael Keane, Jesse Lingard - Leicester City
Joshua King - Blackburn Rovers
Reece Brown - Coventry City
John Cofie - Sheffield United
Sean McGinty - Carlisle United
Belgian Second Division
Luke Giverin - Royal Antwerp
Gyliano van Velzen - Royal Antwerp