Hull City and Nottingham Forest are in ongoing talks over a loan move for Tom Ince, according to reports in Hull.
After recently loaning Maynor Figueroa to Wigan and Yannick Sagbo to Wolves, Bruce is aware of his squad members that are not getting a chance and is willing to temporarily send them to Championship clubs for match fitness.
With Ince's last appearance coming against Aston Villa in August, the 22-year-old is struggling to get into the squad due to Hull's impressive transfer deadline day spending spree.
Hull's exit from both the Europa League and Capital One Cup has further lowered the England U21 international's opportunities to get any game time at all for the Tigers and despite niggling injuries, he is desperate to play.
"He is committed and willing and that is exactly what I am looking for"
With Nottingham Forest sniffing around the ex Blackpool and Crystal Palace playmaker, Ince would be keen on a dropping a level to the Championship in order to get some game time with Nottingham Forest where he will be reunited with former Hull forward Matty Fryatt.
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Stuart Pearce is very familiar with Ince from his managerial career for the England U21 side a couple of years ago.
The former England assistant manager recently said: "Tom is a great player to manage. He is committed and willing and that is exactly what I am looking for, even if it will be for a few months".
After failing to score a goal in any Hull City match since arriving in East Yorkshire in the summer, Ince is low on confidence but a move to Forest could be exactly what the 22-year-old is in desperate need of.
A tribunal will take place in the near future to decide how much Hull must pay Blackpool for the player due to him being under the age of 24.