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Transfer Gossip: Bolton Wanderers take former Hull City defender on trial

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Wanderers are taking a look at Alex Bruce

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As reported by The Sun journalist Alan Nixon, Bolton Wanderers are taking a look at former Hull City defender, Alex Bruce.

We had heard rumours that Bruce was training with Wanderers, which Nixon has now confirmed.

Son of manager Steve Bruce, 32 year old Alex Bruce is a free agent after his Hull City contract expired at the end of last season.

The experienced centre back is training with Wanderers in the hopes of earning a deal.

Bruce began his career with Manchester United, before turning professional at Blackburn Rovers. He then went on to play for the likes of Birmingham City, Ipswich Town, Leicester City, Leeds United and Hull City among many others.

Alex Bruce leaves Hull after five years with the club. Bruce played 104 times for The Tigers, helping Hull gain promotion to the Premier League twice. Bruce also started for Hull in the 2014 FA Cup final, which they lost 3-2 to Arsenal after extra time.

Wanderers are in the market for another centre back, and are widely expected to sign West Ham United’s Reece Burke on loan for the season.

But could Bruce be coming as well? Who knows. I’m sure he would be a solid, cheap option for Bolton to consider.

Bruce isn’t the only trialist at Lostock, with RC Lens striker Habib Habibou also hoping to earn a deal.

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