Savage, 19, arrived from Liverpool on loan in the summer and the centre-back joined fellow youngsters such as Joe White, Jack Young and Elliot Anderson in training.
ChronicleLive reports Savage has made just six appearances for the Under-23s since joining from Liverpool but after running the rule over the second string earlier in the week, Bruce took a closer look in training before Saturday's clash at Watford.
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