Kilmarnock have signed Alex Bruce on a free – according to a report – and it could be the perfect signing to bolster their title push.

The Ayrshire side are just waiting on some formalities to be ironed out before confirming the signing.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 28: Father and son Alex Bruce and Steve Bruce, manager of Hull City celebrate with the trophy after the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final match between Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley Stadium on May 28, 2016 in London, England.

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At 34, Bruce will bring some much-needed experience to Steve Clarke’s side as they look to push Celtic.

Bruce has enjoyed spells with Birmingham City, Ipswich Town, Leeds United, Hull City and the Wigan after coming through at Manchester United.

RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

The defender has played just once for the Latics this season – in a 3-1 League Cup defeat to Rotherham.

BURY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Tom Soares of Bury and Alex Bruce of Hull City compete for the ball during The Emirates FA Cup fourth round match at between Bury and Hull City at Gigg Lane on January 30, 2016 in Bury, England.

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Adding someone with Bruce’s experience will give Clarke some really solid back-up for his side in the second half of the season.

His Wigan deal is up at the end of the season and Wigan are apparently keen to move him on.

With well over 300 senior appearances to his name, Bruce has been over the course before.

Killie used Scott Boyd and Stuart Findlay in central defence in Wednesday’s win over Rangers.

Gary Dicker has also been used in defence but Bruce’s arrival will mean he can return to midfield.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 07: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City competes with Alex Bruce of Hull City during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Hull City at the Etihad Stadium on February 7, 2015 in Manchester, England.

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Clarke’s side are only one point behind leaders Celtic and could go top of the table if results go their way.

Few will have expected them to still be in with a shout at this stage of the season.

Adding Bruce could just help his side that that step and launch a sustained title challenge.

 

 

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