Abraham is keen to play his part as Bruce plots a return to the Premier League.
“When he called me on the phone he told me he needed me," he told Birmingham Live.
“He is excited to get me on board.
“You can tell he is a fantastic coach.
“I'm privileged to work with him.
“He sees this team moving forward and I see the same. It's really exciting."
Abraham added: “If I get 20-odd goals again, people will see me as a proper goalscorer. Bristol City was an unbelievable season. I made a breakthrough.
"It helped going into Swansea last year but now I'm looking for more."