The player was frozen out when Martin O'Neill replaced Bruce last season, but the player is clearly thriving again after being re-united with his old boss.
He said: "The gaffer is a great manager and a really great man.
"His personality is wonderful, and I really like him a lot.
"That is why I have come to Hull to play my football - because this manager is here and he knows me very well.
"Now 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."