Bruce outraged at 'vicious attack'.

Last updated : 20 January 2003 By Rags

Birmingham - who had a one man advantage for over an hour thanks to Todd's red card - fought back to seal a 1-1 draw thansk to Stern John's late header that cancelled out Damien Duff's opener.

But it was the volatile defender's savage kick on a grounded Dugarry that was on the mind of Bruce, who believes the World Cup-winning striker was lucky to walk away unscathed from the assault.

Bruce said: "It's an outrage for someone to kick out like that and I have never seen anything like that. It could have caused serious damage and it did hurt him badly.

"It was outrageous and for the life of me I cannot understand anybody viciously booting someone like that. It was uncalled for and I don't know what he has done to warrant that sort of vicious attack on him.

Meanwhile Blackburn boss Souness had nothing worthwhile or valid to say ..... just for a change.