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New Hull city manager Steve Bruce has said that his son Alex Bruce will certainly be able to handle the pressure and perform at the new club. Steve Bruce has signed his son Alex Bruce on a two-year deal and there have been suggestions that it would cost fractions within the squad.

However, the former Sunderland manager has said that his son will not be burdened by the fact that he is the son of the manager. Alex Bruce has become the sixth major signing of the summer, as Hull city look towards getting back into the Premier league.

The 27-year-old has been training with the Championship club for the last three weeks now, and Steve Bruce has seen enough in order to persuade him that Alex Bruce can be a good signing. This is not the first time Alex Bruce will be playing under his father. The pair have been together at Birmingham city when Alex Bruce was making his name as a 20-year-old youngster. Since then, they have gone their separate ways only to be reunited at Hull city. Steve Bruce recently oversaw the 1-0 win over Rochdale in a friendly match. The confidence inspiring victory can be the foundation for a great season according to the former Sunderland manager.

"Of course it puts a bit of pressure on him being the manager's son, but he's played in the Championship for a long time and enjoyed a good career at this level. Nepotism is the word that will always crop up, and you have to think about that, but he's at an age where he can handle it. I'm sure it won't be a problem. When you look at what's going around on the Bosman market, he makes a very good free transfer," said Steve Bruce after the signing of Alex Bruce.