Villa are still unbeaten in seven games since Bruce took charge, and their newly sturdy defence has certainly helped in that regard.
The Australian has been in fine form for Aston Villa in recent weeks.
The Championship's weekend action begins on the south coast on Friday evening.
The French left-back and versatile Dutchman could both feature at Brighton on Friday night after returning to full training this week, but Steve Bruce has a decision to make over Mile Jedinak.
The Aston Villa player scored a brace for his country this week.
Aston Villa midfielder Mile Jedinak has been much improved since Steve Bruce took charge.
Mile Jedinak has played an important role at Aston Villa since Steve Bruce took charge.
Steve Bruce has made a flying start to life as Aston Villa boss.
Three wins in five, the play-offs in sight, it is all feeling positive again at Aston Villa.
The Australian international admits being a boyhood Aston Villa fan.