Steve Bruce crammed another game into his hectic schedule as he watched Manchester United see off former side Hull City last night in the EFL Cup semi-final.
The Aston Villa boss took his tally to four games in as many days after visiting Old Trafford for United’s comfortable 2-0 win.
Bruce has been busy scouting potential targets and watched Barnsley duo Conor Hourihane and James Bree on Saturday before Villa’s defeat at Tottenham a day later.
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On Monday night he was at Kidderminster as Villa’s U23s drew 3-3 with rivals Albion and last night he was pictured in Manchester watching the action.
United’s players are obviously out of reach, unless Bruce can strike up some sort of master plan with Jose Mourinho, of course.
But there are a number of tried and trusted performers in the Hull side that Bruce could have been looking at last night.
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After all, he pretty much assembled the group during his time at the club, and has already checked on at least one member of the current set-up.
Robert Snodgrass is a player Bruce likes.
He would jump at the chance of signing him this month but insists he is out of Villa’s reach.
Tom Huddlestone, David Meyler and Andrew Robertson are also other players that Bruce enjoyed working with during his time at Hull.
Villa went after Abel Hernandez in the summer but missed out and are unlikely to go back in for the striker again.
Source : BirminghamMail