Alex Bruce is believed to be having a medical at Elland Road this morning, before he completes the switch from Ipswich Town. The defender/midfielder, will become Simon Grayson’s seventh signing of the summer after a last second bid snatched him from the grasp of Sheffield United.

The news of Bruce’s departure drew mixed comments from Ipswich fans on their fan-site, Of the more positive comments, Ipswich fans said that;

“Losing a good defender here, leeds are going to be strong next season.”

“Knows how to put in a challenge unlike the rest of our defence, think he will be missed!”

It seems there are just as many people happy to see him leave however. From the more negative comments, there’s also these;

“Leeds with a CB pairing of Bruce & Naylor! This is all part of RKs master plan – weaken enough other teams with our cast off that there might be on or two that we can beat. Here’s one defence that we might, just might be able to score against with our sweet pea forward line – Pablo and Priskin.”

“Who cares where he goes, as long as he goes.”

Always hard to determine whether it’s sour grapes that leads to such comments when players are leaving a club, so we’re probably just going to have to wait and see. What is interested to see is that other teams are already questioning the strength of our defence, like most of us have been all Summer.

On a lighter note, what will amuse fellow Leeds United fans is the Town fan’s comments on manager and former Manchester United thug, Roy Keane. My personal favourite is below;

“It’s all falling into place now, Keane’s new assistant was brought in secretly, her last position was scriptwriter for Coronation Street.”