City have lost their last three away games, including heavy defeats at Bolton and Crystal Palace, meaning they no longer boast the best away record in the Championship, something which had been built up during the first six months of the season.
With the Tigers fighting for an automatic promotion place, every game is now crucial and manager Bruce is keen to see his side return to their resilient best.
“As people will know, I’m not one for knee-jerk reactions,” said Bruce.
“I’m not going to shut up shop, that’s for certain. We’ve got ten games to go and I think we need to win six of them – if we win six then we’ll have an outstanding chance.
“However, what we can’t do is be that gung ho (like at Crystal Palace) especially in big, big games. I felt we literally had three at the back the other night against their three attackers, one of which is an exceptional player who we found difficult to contain.
“We should have done more and that is where I look at myself and ask ‘did we set up right?’. It’s something I’ll look at, but like I said I certainly won’t shut up shop. We’ve got this far by going out and trying to win games and I’m not going to change now.
“What we have to do is try and find the right balance and right blend. Since January we’ve been adding to the attacking potency because we hadn’t been scoring enough.
“We’ve maybe been too open away from home, especially in a big game like Tuesday night.
“We had a wonderful away record up until the last two or three games and it is important that we get that resilience back and find the right blend.”