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Alex Bruce released by Hull - over Twitter? And Motherwell are quick to try their hand

Former Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland defender Alex Bruce has been released from Hull City - although there is a debate on Twitter as to just how he discovered his fate.

The Tigers tweeted this morning that Bruce 'heads a list of players who will leave @HullCity once their contracts expire at the end of June.'

However, Bruce, who is currently completing his UEFA B License course under the Irish FA's tutelage in Belfast, replied by saying 'Thanks for letting me know!! All the best"

And nobody seems too sure how to take it.

Scottish Premiership side Motherwell saw their opportunity and swooped in to proclaim: "We're pleased to announce the signing of @AlexBruce84 on a 9-year deal  Sorry, we also forgot to tell you Alex!!"

Bruce did say he would see the club for pre-season, but popular opinion is predicting Bruce will end up at Aston Villa to again play under his father Steve, who signed the defender for Hull City back in 2012.

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