Bruce lines up Tigers recruits
New Hull City boss Steve Bruce has said he has already made "a couple of calls" to begin his summer transfer spending with the club.
The calls in question occurred before yesterday's press conference in which he was unveiled as Hull's new manager, just over six months since being sacked by Sunderland, and Bruce has admitted he is eyeing a number of new faces and, in particular, a goalkeeper.
"I know there is a clamour for new faces, and what I would say to Hull City fans is there will be, but we have to be patient and take our time," Bruce told This is Hull and East Riding.
"I am coming in to assess everything. The obvious one is a goalkeeper, and it doesn't take Einstein to work out we need one."
Bruce, 51, ruled out a move for some of his old Sunderland players, including former Tigers defender Michael Turner, but admitted Craig Gordon could be an option.
"Michael Turner? Yes, we will have him back if that's possible, but I don't think it would be.
"Certainly Fraizer Campbell is the same. I know they were great players here, but my aim is to find some more of them if we can.
"Craig Gordon is a possibility, but it would be wrong of me to talk about individuals."