Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 5/28/13
Hull City defender Paul McShane has praised manager Steve Bruce for helping him to turn around his career. The 27-year old only made two appearances for the Tigers last season but following the arrival of Bruce, he became a key part of his side's promotion-winning campaign, featuring 25 times. McShane scored in the decisive game against Cardiff and the Republic of Ireland international has thanked the former Sunderland boss for giving him the opportunity to prove himself. "People talk about important games in your career and I got a chance against Blackpool. I got man of the match. That was really key," he told the Daily Telegraph. "If I'd had a nightmare, I'd probably have been out the door. "He has been a great help to me. He's a great man-manager. He's just a proper man's man. He's honest; he's got that old-school streak. He might see a bit of himself in me. "At United, all the MUTV commentators like Paddy Crerand compared me to Steve Bruce. He showed faith in me this seaso...
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