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Robertson has world at his feet - Bruce

Hull manager Steve Bruce believes Andy Robertson "has the world at his feet" after his starring role against England.

The 20-year-old left-back left Dundee United in the summer for a modest £2.85million and has rapidly become one of the rising stars of the Premier League.

He has excelled in his early Tigers performances and earned a whole new level of exposure by starring for Scotland in the recent international break.

Robertson was a stand-out performer in the 1-0 win over the Republic of Ireland and went on to score a fine goal in the friendly defeat by the old enemy on Tuesday.

Admiring glances and lofty praise has followed in the wake of those performances, and Bruce was in no mood to downplay them ahead of tomorrow's clash with Tottenham.

"He is a truly fantastic young talent who can only get better. He's a wonderfully gifted young lad who's got the world at his feet," the Hull boss said.

"He's gone from playing second division football in Scotland to scoring a goal against England in a couple of years. A 20-year-old lad playing one-twos past England players and smashing it in the bottom corner - that will stay with him for a long time, being the proud Scot he is."

Robertson's next challenge is living up to the added attention he has garnered in recent weeks.

Bruce added: "The next step is always difficult because of the expectation, but we're delighted with the way he's matured and developed.

"It's my job to make sure I keep his feet on the ground and we'll try and look after him as best as we can.

"He's sensible, he's dedicated and he has a wonderful future ahead of him - no question about it."


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