ANDY’S SCOT NO TOP-FLIGHT FEAR
HULL defender Andy Robertson is refusing to feel the fear in the Premier League.
The 20-year-old was playing amateur football 18 months ago, but is now rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in the game.
The left-back made his debut for Queen’s Park in the Scottish Third division in 2012 and now he’s a Scotland international playing in the top tier of English football.
He joined Hull from Dundee United for £2.85million in the summer and on Saturday found himself up against Sergio Aguero as Manchester City outgunned the Tigers 4-2.
Robertson said: “Of course, it was a great experience, although I don’t think you will get a much tougher test than against the champions, the best team in the league.
“It was a great experience and learning curve for me and all the boys. I thoroughly enjoyed it, it’s just a shame we couldn’t get a positive result.
“I have come a long way. I look back at the players I have played against and now the ones who I am playing against and these are probably some of the biggest names in the world.
“But once you are out there, it is just 11 versus 11 and you’ve earned the right just as much as them.”
Hull have high hopes for Robertson, but the Glaswegian knows he still has a lot to learn.
He said: “Since I’ve been here I have had a programme for working in the gym, like I had at United. I expected that because, after all, I was still part-time 18 months ago.
“If you are working during the day you can’t put the same work into your football, but I am just taking things slowly. Has it all sunk in? Yes and no.
“I have done a pretty good job there so far and I just want to continue that.
“I don’t feel that I’ve made the big time now. I never think like that. I’m the same person I was at school two years ago.”
Robertson’s surging runs down the left have helped Hull become a stronger attacking force this season and the Tigers have scored in every league match so far.
The trouble for manager Steve Bruce is that his side are struggling to keep clean sheets.
They have failed to shut any team out since the opening day of the season.
But Robertson is sure Hull will get back to their best.
He said: “We have not had a clean sheet since QPR in the first game and we need to get back to getting them.
“We need to get the defensive structure right and once we get that, with the threat going forward, we have shown we can score goals.
“If we can keep teams out, then we will score goals.”
SCARY MOVE: Robertson in action for Hull and Aguero
fires in against the Tigers