The Tigers have 23 points to their name ahead of this weekend’s trip to Norwich City and Bruce is keen for his team to keep adding to that total in the coming weeks.
“I’ve always said that it’s about your accumulation of points and that is what you need,” said Bruce.
“Whether you need 37, 38, or that magical figure of 40 which I think only once hasn’t been enough – the quicker you can get there the better.
“But you look at the bottom half of the division and realise that it is so tight and you can throw a blanket over the lot of us. There’s still a lot to play for.
“We’ve got some big games coming up but the one thing is we have tended to do well against these teams (in similar positions). In that ‘league’ we’ve done particularly well.
“We’ve been to everywhere in the top ten apart from Manchester United but now we’ve got the teams around us. We need to go and win three or four of those games.”