Hull City defender Andrew Robertson laughs off Derby County interest

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Derby County were said to be lining up a £7 million bid for Hull City defender Andrew Robertson.

Hull City defender Andrew Robertson has told the Hull Daily Mail that he simply laughed off Derby County’s reported interest in him.

Derby were said by the Hull Daily Mail to be lining up an ambitious swoop for the left-back, but leaving the KC Stadium appears to never have even crossed the Scotland international’s mind.

Indeed, Robertson says that he was joking with Hull boss Steve Bruce about a potential move to the iPro Stadium - as he never felt it was likely to happen.

"The gaffer laughed it off and I laughed it off," said Robertson. "We shared a joke about it before he went and faced the media about it last week.

"It was brushed aside very quickly. The gaffer dealt with it talking to the press and saved me from doing it.

"I was happy with what he did just so I can focus on getting Hull back up into the Premier League. That's all I'm thinking about.

"It doesn't unsettle me. That came out the day before we went and won 6-0 (against Charlton) and I thought I played quite well so I've just got on with it.”

Derby have spent big to try to achieve promotion, but a move for Robertson always seemed unlikely.

The left-back is one of Hull’s top players and to lose him to a promotion rival would have sent out the wrong message to the Tigers’ squad.

Roberston’s commitment to staying with Hull is good news, as he is one of the finest full-backs outside the Premier League.

The 21-year-old has been a real bargain buy for Bruce’s side since arriving from Dundee United back in 2014, and he appears to have a big future at the KC Stadium.

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