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Highly experienced and committed defender who can also operate in midfield.

Bruce re-joined Latics on deadline day in August 2017 having been at the club on loan for the second half of 2016-17, signing a season-long deal.

He had made just one appearance for Latics, in the final game of the season against Leeds United, and actually scored against the club for Bury in the first home game of 2017-18, having signed a short-term deal at Gigg Lane.

A fearsome competitor, strong in the tackle but with a good touch and the ability to play out of defence, Latics manager Paul Cook says his experience will be a huge asset on and off the field.

Coming through at Birmingham City in 2005 when his father, former Latics manager Steve Bruce, was at St Andrews, he was initially on loan at Oldham Athletic, Sheffield Wednesday and Tranmere Rovers, before really establishing himself as an Ipswich Town player between 2006 and 2010.

He has subsequently played for Leicester City, Leeds United, Huddersfield Town and Hull City, with whom he was promoted to the Premier League under Bruce Senior, in 2013, playing just under 300 career league games to date.