Only longer-term absentees Jack Hobbs, Tom Cairney and Matty Fryatt are sidelined for the clash with all of City’s international players returning unscathed. Paul McShane has recovered from the illness which affected his time with the Republic of Ireland earlier in the week.
Bruce has also given further information on the Achilles problem that has sidelined Fryatt since the Capital One Cup win against Rotherham with the Tigers hoping an injection last week can prevent a long-term lay-off for the striker.
“Matty had an injection last week and we hope it will be similar to Liam Rosenior’s situation in that we hope it will clear up the problem,” said Bruce.
“If it doesn’t in the next couple of weeks, obviously the next step is an operation. Certainly with an Achilles, an operation would take a big chunk out of the season it that’s the route we have to go down.
“It’s a real disappointment for all of us that we haven’t really seen Fryatt yet (this season) because he is a very good player.”