"I'm from the North East and I know that Franck Queudrue was very, very popular at Middlesbrough," said Bruce. "He was a bit of a cult hero up there, they liked him a lot.
"And he's a big influence around the dressing room here already.
"He's got a bit about him, a bit of charisma, a touch of the jack-the-lad. I'm sure he's going to be very popular here, and a very good addition to the squad."