Bruce enthused by Long and Jelavic partnership

The former West Brom striker scored his first Hull City goal against Tottenham and the manager is pleased with how well he worked alongside the ex-Everton forward
Hull City boss Steve Bruce is delighted with strike duo Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic's performance in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Tottenham.

The pair - signed in January from West Brom and Everton, respectively - combined for the Tigers' opener on 12 minutes, Long converting after racking onto Jelavic's flick-on, only for Paulinho's second-half effort to snatch a draw for Spurs.

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The Croatia international failed to net his first goal for the club though it was not for a lack of trying as he rained several efforts in on Hugo Lloris's goal, hitting the post and finding the Frenchman in fine form.

Hull's top scorer this season remains Robbie Brady, who scored three goals in the opening six games of the season, but former Sunderland boss Bruce believes that he may have struck gold with his new strike partnership.

"I thought Long and Jelavic were a handful all afternoon," he told reporters.

"I am convinced they will give us the platform which we will need to make sure we stay in this division.

"They are both good players who have been round the block a little bit and know what it's all about.

"Although the partnership is only in its early days, I think they will certainly be a threat for anyone who plays against them."