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Northern Ireland boss Worthington moves for Leeds defender Bruce

Northern Ireland boss Nigel Worthington is keen for Leeds United defender Alex Bruce to switch international allegiances.

Both of Leeds defender Bruce's senior appearances for the Republic of Ireland were friendlies before Giovanni Trapattoni took over as coach, and Worthington confirmed to BBC Sport that talks had taken place.

"I've just got to be patient like everybody else and see what the outcome is," Worthington said.

"When I spoke to him he's been very enthusiastic."

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