Date of birth
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 one-year 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 our 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, Bruce was a regular in matchday squads throughout 2017-18, albeit he played just 10 times in all competitions as he played deputy to Chey Dunkley and Dan Burn.
The highlight of Bruce's career has, without doubt, been his goal in Latics' 3-1 win at Rotherham United.
CAREER SO FAR
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 over 300 career games to date.