Harper will play against Bruce‚Äôs old club Sunderland on Saturday when both can expect stick from the visiting fans due to their Geordie roots.
He said: ‚ÄúThere are similarities between the two of them and not just their backgrounds.
‚ÄúSir Bobby was a great man-manager and so is Steve. He has that human touch.‚ÄĚ
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