10:17 19th August 2014
Andrew Robertson was delighted to be on the winning side on his Barclays Premier League debut at the weekend.
Robertson, a summer signing from Dundee United, went straight into Steve Bruce’s starting line-up for the season opener at Queens Park Rangers and produced an impressive display which included a vital goal-line clearance late in the first half and a number of lung-bursting runs to support the Tigers’ attack in the 1-0 win.
His top flight debut in England continued a remarkable rise to prominence for the 20-year-old wing-back who admitted he is looking forward to more Premier League experiences, just two years after making his debut for Queens Park in the Scottish Third Division.
“It was a brilliant experience and it was fantastic to make my first Premier League start. I was delighted to help the team pick up a positive result,” said Robertson.
“I must admit my legs were feeling it a little in the last ten minutes but my fitness levels will improve and get better the more games I play. And I’m confident of improving as a player as well, especially playing alongside the quality that is in our team. All I can say is that I’m looking forward to the season ahead.”
Robertson is also confident that the team will also continue to improve in the weeks and months ahead.
“I wouldn’t say we were at our best for the full 90 minutes on Saturday and I’m confident we can play better but the determination and effort from the whole team was fantastic,” added Robertson.
“Our defending in the last 15-20 minutes was second to none and if we can continue to show that amount of character in the next 37 league games then I’m sure we’ll be just fine.”
The Scottish international played at left wing-back at Loftus Road, but says he can adapt his game if and when needed.
“I can play the wing-back role or as more orthodox full-back with a left midfielder in froth of me,” he revealed.
“I feel as though I can adapt to both of those roles when required, whatever system the gaffer chooses to play. I thoroughly enjoyed playing as wing-back at the weekend, it suits my game and hopefully that will continue to be the case for the remainder of the season.”