Villa started making moves for players following their takeover, and did some good business towards the back end of the summer.
Bruce managed to snap up the likes of John McGinn, Andre Moreira, Axel Tuanzebe and Orjan Nyland in the final stages of the transfer window.
However, Bruce has his eyes on further additions and he has hinted that more new faces could arrive at Villa Park before the end of the month.
He said: “We lost five or six really good players and we need to do our best to replace them.
“If we can't, I'm happy to be patient. I won't stockpile signings.
“We've got one or two things going at the moment and we'll see how they progress over the next few weeks.”
Villa managed to retain the core of their squad, after fears that they would lose all their key stars this summer.
Jack Grealish and James Chester both stuck around, despite speculation over their futures, but there are still gaps in the squad.
Villa would like to add another striker, and it seems likely that one of Bruce’s remaining targets will be a number nine.
Villa got their season underway with a victory over Hull City and take on newly promoted Wigan Athletic this weekend.