The Villa boss is bracing himself for a Ghana call-up for Adomah in January.
Bruce felt Albert Adomah was fouled in the penalty area.
Aston Villa midfielder was part of the only XI to be beaten by Leeds United when Dave Hockaday was manager.
Aston Villa drew 1-1 at Brighton and Hove Albion on Friday night.
Aston Villa's Jonathan Kodjia has scored six goals for the Midlands side already.
Aston Villa duo Leandro Bacuna and Albert Adomah are both injured.
Adomah has played in derbies for Bristol City and Middlesbrough but says none will compare to the second city rivalry.
Aston Villa make the short trip to St. Andrew's to take on rivals Birmingham City this weekend - we preview Steve Bruce's potential starting XI.
The Villa boss has admitted that Adomah, who set up the late winning goal, should not really have come on.
The two defenders are both set to sit out Saturday's home game against Fulham, while Albert Adomah is also a doubt for the match.