The disastrous debut of Steve BRUCE in First Division

Hull City manager Steve BRUCE began his career with Gillingham's reserve team during the 1978-79 season at 18. In january 1979 he was selected to represent the England Youth team, and he went on to gain eight caps, participating in the 1980 European Under-18 Championship. He came close to making his debut for the club's senior team in May 1979 but he waited the 1979-80 season to be a starter. He made an immediate impact in the team, winning the club's Player of the Year award at the end of the 1979–80 season. He went on to make more than 200 appearances for the club and confident that he was being targeted by clubs from higher divisions, Bruce resolved not to sign a new contract with Gillingham when his existing deal expired at the end of the 1983–84 season. In April 1983 Steve Bruce had a serious injury leving him unable to play for six months. He returned in time to play a key role in Gillingham achieving two draws against Everton in the FA Cup in 1984, attracting the attention once again of scouts from First Division clubs. Steve Bruce opted to sign for Norwich City in August 1984 and he began the 1984–85 season against the champions and best team of the moment Liverpool F.C. For the season opener Bruce by scoring an own goal at the last second of the first half of his debut for Norwich. What a disastrous drama script for debutant Steve Bruce. Here it comes the summary of his debut in First Division and this fantastic 3-3 draw against the Reds : 

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