Robert Snodgrass shares the advice he gave Hull City defender Andrew Robertson in January

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Hull City defender Andrew Robertson has been linked with Premier League clubs in recent times.

Robert Snodgrass has told the Hull Daily Mail that he encouraged Andy Robertson to remain at the KC Stadium in the January transfer window.

Robertson was linked with a host of Premier League clubs last month, but Snodgrass felt that the 21-year-old would actually be damaging his own career by making the step up to the top level already.

Instead, the former Leeds United winger advised Robertson to pay no attention to the reports linking him elsewhere, as Hull was the best place for his development.

He's a terrific young lad and has all the attributes to go to the top," said Snodgrass.

"There was a few sniffs about him possibly going (in January) and I said to him he needed to stay here and learn his trade still.

"That's what he's done and he's worked really, really hard to get that confidence and consistency into his game.

Robertson was brought to Hull as a relative unknown back in the 2014 campaign, but he has quickly established a reputation as one of Steve Bruce’s side's finest players.

The Scotland international looked comfortable in the Premier League last season, and he has been one of the Tigers' most consistent players since relegation.

Robertson is now regarded as one of the finest talents in the Football League, and he has fully established his place in Hull’s first-choice defence.

If Hull aren’t promoted to the top tier this season, they could face a fight to keep hold of Robertson in the summer.

The likes of Arsenal and Chelsea have both been linked with the full-back in the past year (Daily Star), and if Hull are not playing Premier League football next year, they could be forced to sell their prized asset.

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