Blues are stepping up their bid to try to keep hold of Bruce´s assistant Eric Black while they look for a replacement for the former Manchester United captain, who is expected to return to the Latics in the next 48 hours.
Gold would only say: "It is a confusing situation and these are difficult times. We are doing our best to resolve all of these issues."
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