Bruce: Entertainment was secondary
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bruce conceded the defensive display his troops produced was not easy on the eye, but insisted that the point gained had justified their tactics.
"We've got to be brutally honest, a few viewers might want their money back!" he told Sky Sports.
"We are delighted to come away with a point.
"The goalkeeper made two, three or four unbelievable saves and you could say we had the bounce of the ball.
"Towards the end we could have snatched it but that would have been unjust.
"Wright-Phillips is their big danger so basically we tactically changed it at half-time, and we narrowed it.
"We know they are going to have at least 50% of the ball so we work extremely hard on our defending.
"We know it's not going to be as entertaining as it could be.
"We have to make sure we stay in the Premiership, we have only been in it 18 months."
"They (Birmingham's defenders) have put their heads in where they shouldn't and the goalkeeper (Maik Taylor) made some super saves."
After hailing Taylor for his super-show, Bruce admitted he was confident of making the custodian's loan move from Fulham permanent at the end of the season.
"The deal with Fulham is all wrapped up," he concluded.