Bruce will take charge of his 1,000th game as a manager when the Magpies host Tottenham on Sunday.
The midfielder looked like he could be leaving the club in the summer.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is 6ft 3in tall, and has a frame packed with muscle. He has impeccable control in tight areas, and he can shift through the gears when the space opens up. He can beat you in a fight and a race, and he can dribble past you if he wants. How, then, do you go about stopping him when he is in full flow?