Jordan, who appointed Bruce manager of Crystal Palace back in 2001, labelled Fraser a “turd” and a “wretched individual” in an explosive attack last week for the handling of his contract situation towards the end of last season – where he failed to agree a new deal and refused to play for the Cherries as a result while they succumbed to relegation.
His rant on talkSPORT did not go unnoticed by Bruce, who has revealed that there is another side to the story, and one that he says he will inform Jordan of.
Here’s what the gaffer said live on talkSPORT this morning:
Good to see Bruce go public in defending his new signing on the exact same channel that have had a few on slating him in recent days.
That said, Jordan has already responded to Bruce’s defence, insisting that he stands by his comments – even if a few of the comments he made were ‘unnecessary’:
While Fraser’s antics did not sit well with me I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt purely based on the fact that he is a good player – as shallow as that sounds – coupled with the fact there’s always two sides to a story.
He has a history of downing tools when he doesn’t get his own way not only at Bournemouth but at Aberdeen too, which does make you question his attitude should we find ourselves in trouble this season.
The messages from the Scotsman so far seem positive and he is saying all the right things. Now, it’s just the case of walking the walk, and by the sounds of it, he will have his first chance to do exactly that against Blackburn tomorrow night.