Stylish Hull City 'will give someone a hiding', says Steve Bruce
STEVE Bruce wants his Hull City side to develop a more clinical edge and cash in on their glut of goalscoring chances.
And the Tigers' boss had only one complaint about his team as they ended a 47-year wait for a win at Ashton Gate – it should have been more comfortable.
Abandoning a 4-4-2 formation used in the previous three games in favour of the 3-5-2 shape that brought ample success earlier in the season, Bruce was thrilled with his side's response to a 2-0 loss at Middlesbrough.
"Our football warranted a more comfortable scoreline," he said.
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"If we're being critical, taking more chances is something we need to work on.
"But how many times in this club's recent history can you remember coming away from home and creating so many chances and playing with that flair?
"Hopefully if we continue like that, someone will get a hiding one day."
Although it needed an own goal from Cole Skuse to win it, a stylish display, typified by Sone Aluko's opening goal, had the City boss purring.
He said: "With Robbie Koren and Alex (Bruce) back fit, it enabled us to play the system which I believe we enjoy playing.
"It gets the best out of Quinn, Aluko and Koren and we've got players at the back who can handle the ball.
"I felt we did it very well. Elmohamady and Rosenior can both get up the wings and overall it was very pleasing.
"If the first goal had been in the Premier League, Match of the Day would have it down as Goal of the Month or even Goal of the Season. It typified some of the football we're capable of."
Bruce's side are back up to sixth in the Championship ahead of back-to-back home games with Barnsley and Wolves and the manager believes his attacking ethos can see lost supporters returning.
He added: "That's the way I want to play.
"If we're going to take the club forward and get the supporters back, that's the way I want us to play.
"We might get beat from time to time playing that way but that's the right way forward."