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Alex Bruce expecting Leeds United promotion

Alex Bruce
Bruce was loaned out to Leicester last season

New signing Alex Bruce hopes his experience will help Leeds United gain promotion from the Championship.

After falling out of favour at Ipswich last season, the defender is aiming to help Leeds back to the Premier League.

Bruce told BBC Radio Leeds: "You don't need to sell Leeds. As soon as I heard of their interest, there was only one place I wanted to come.

"The players and the staff have high expectations and this club deserves to be at the top level."

He added: "I think even when Leeds were in League One last year, everyone pays an interest to see how they're doing.

"They belong in the Premier League and hopefully I can play a part in putting them back where they belong."

The 25-year-old added that the right time had come for him to leave Ipswich, after spending four seasons at Portman Road.

"I think I had done my time at Ipswich, it was my fifth season down there now and I just felt it was the right time to move on," he said.

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