Goals from Sone Aluko, Aboulaye Faye and Stephen Quinn saw City come from behind to win 3-1 at the KC Stadium in a display that was pleasing on the eye for home supporters.
“I think all of the players enjoyed playing,” said Bruce.
“We’ve got some good players and we played with a bit of confidence against a very decent team. We could have scored four or five and it wouldn’t have flattered us.
“We had a 20-minute spell when Bolton couldn’t live with us. We lost a little bit of momentum when Aluko came off, but I was very, very pleased overall.”
The Tigers’ second goal came from a set-piece, something that has been all too rare over the last couple of years, and Bruce said credit had to go to his coaching staff for that.
“Fair play to my assistant who worked on that in training on Friday,” added Bruce.
“He felt we could put the ball under the crossbar and to be fair, big Abdoulaye is a fearsome sight when he’s running at you.
“He nearly scored again just after that as well when the ball hit the post twice.”
The only concern for City came when Aluko left the field with a calf injury 20 minutes from time, but Bruce is confident there’s no serious problem.
“He got a kick on his calf, but I think he’ll be okay,” revealed the City manager.
“Thankfully it wasn’t a pull. There were no other injuries to come out of Saturday and hopefully the few that are going away on international duty will come back okay.”
Because of the international break, City now have a two-week break in their fixture list meaning Bruce can reflect on a solid start to the new season which has seen his side pick up seven points from the first four games.
“Overall, I’m delighted with the start we’ve made,” added Bruce.
“We could easily have had another couple of points, but considering the start we’ve had in terms of the teams we’ve played, we’ve got to be quite pleased.”
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