The two sides played out a 0-0 draw on Friday evening.
The two sides drew 0-0 on Friday evening in a result that suited neither club’s hopes of securing promotion this season.
Both teams had chances to win the game but failed to show the cutting edge that could have seen them take all three points.
And while Bruce may have been disappointed with his side's lack of incisiveness, he says he could not fault the energy that his players showed in the game.
“I couldn’t fault our energy,” he told hullcitytigers.com.
“Players like Snodgrass who covered huge distances against Ipswich on Tuesday showed no signs of tiring.”
“We’ve got some naturally fit and athletic lads in our team which helps. “I couldn’t really fault the way we played. You can look at every statistic and we were the better side.”
Bruce will now be left hoping that other results can go their way across the weekend to ensure his side stay within the top two.
The Tigers are currently top of the table with 64 points to their name, two more than Burnley in second and three ahead of Middlesbrough in third.
That means wins for both of their title rivals could see them drop out of the promotion places and compound the disappointment from Friday’s draw even further.