Ashley attended last night's FA Cup replay win over Rochdale.
Bruce is now set for talks with Ashley in the next 24 hours and said: “Nothing planned just yet. He is here for a day or two and we will meet up, yeah.
"He has been supportive and if there is someone who can improve us we will try to act. I will only add to improve us. That is the conversation.
“My take is we have had one or two who we couldn't get. We have a couple of plates spinning. If I can't improve the team I have got to be patient to wait. You see the difference Saint-Maximin has made and Almiron."
Bruce added: "We had 30k here, an unbelievable crowd. They responded to us saying we can have a cup run."