Steve Bruce has his say on boos from 'frustrated' Newcastle United fans

Steve Bruce says he "understands the frustration” of those Newcastle United fans who booed him at St James’s Park.

There were boos from returning supporters when Steve Bruce joined the team’s lap of appreciation following Wednesday night’s 1-0 win over Sheffield United.

Bruce was asked about the reaction from fans ahead of Sunday’s final game of the season against Fulham at Craven Cottage.

“Look, from day one I’ve said I’m never going to be everybody’s cup of tea,” said United’s head coach. “Whether it was a minority, or whatever, I’ll let other people judge. I understand the frustrations over the winter where we had an awful run. I have to accept it.”

Bruce – who has a year left on his contract – last week reiterated his determination to stay at the club. He said: “I’m not ready to retire yet. As far as I’m concerned, I’ll crack on to the best of my ability.”

Steve Bruce applauds fans.