The Czech striker suffered a broken leg not long after initially signing for Aston Villa.
The Leeds legend is backing his former side to edge Saturday evening's clash.
The Aston Villa boss was linked with the Leeds star when manager at Premier League Hull City.
Leeds United will face Aston Villa in the Championship on Saturday evening.
Bruce's Villa sit four points behind fifth-placed Leeds in the Championship ahead of facing Monk's men at Elland Road on Saturday evening.
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The Czech striker has only made two substitute appearances this season and has not featured for the first-team since Bruce's appointment in October.
The former Chivas USA keeper has only made three appearances for the Premier League club since being signed from Aston Villa in the summer.
The centre-back and Scottish striker both look set to miss Saturday's game at Leeds United.
It has been over eleven years since Leeds United last played Aston Villa.