Bruce said: “This time last week was one of the worst nights of my life in football but we have maybe shut a few people up with all the nonsense that has come out.
“In seven more days maybe we will lose again and it will be crisis time again. I hope it goes away because you can see we have a lot of good young players and I know our future will be decent.
“I thought it was a really good cup tie and I can’t remember the last time we scored four goals away from home. It sets us up nicely for West Brom on Saturday.”