The player was frozen out when Martin Oâ€™Neill replaced Bruce last season, but the player is clearly thriving again after being re-united with his old boss.
He said: â€œThe gaffer is a great manager and a really great man.
â€œHis personality is wonderful, and I really like him a lot.
â€œThat is why I have come to Hull to play my football â€” because this manager is here and he knows me very well.
â€œNow I am back with him I honestly believe we can carry on getting better and better through the season and go up to the Premier League."