Cattermole has impressed in the England Under 21 team.
“He’s only 20 and has got years ahead of him. He gives us real energy and he’s a fierce competitor,” said Bruce in the Daily Star.
“You’d think at his age he might run out of gas, but he has just got stronger as the season has progressed. He’s a powerful boy.
“As long as he keeps his feet on the ground, keeps learning and progressing, he has an outstanding chance of doing exactly what he wants to do.
“Whether he can make the step up to the England senior side… I think he will.”