Date: 11th September 2006 at 4:49pm
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Alex Bruce has revealed that he had to quit St Andrews in order to save his career.

Speaking to his local press, the the son of Steve said:

‘I was being slaughtered by the press.

‘I enjoyed working with my father Steve and his staff and the players were great but I was put under so much extra pressure for being the manager’s son.

‘As a youngster trying to make his way in the game you expect a bit of slack, but the press were slaughtering me.

‘In one report in a Sunday national paper I was rated three out of 10 with the comment ‘If he ever plays a Premiership game for his father again it will be a disgrace.’ If it had carried on my career could have been finished.

‘The pressure was too much as I felt I was playing as well as anybody else. I had to get out – and I could not have wished to join a better club than Ipswich. Now I have settled in I am determined to prove the knockers wrong.’