Robert Snodgrass says Scotland and Hull City teammate Andy Robertson has been a breath of fresh air in his debut English Premier League season.

The forward – who is currently recovering from a knee injury – also sung the praises of Gordon Strachan’s Scotland team who he believes are in a great position going into next month’s games against Northern Ireland and Gibraltar.

Robertson has started 14 games for Hull since joining from Dundee United in the summer and scored his first goal for the national side in November’s friendly against England. Snodgrass has been impressed with how quickly the defender has adapted to life down south.

Speaking at a Tesco Bank Community event earlier this week, Snodgrass said: “He’s taken to Hull City like a duck to water. He’s been terrific and it’s a breath of fresh air when he plays. He’s a great talent and is very level headed, something I like the most about him.”

Hull currently sit 16th in the Premier League and Snodgrass is confident that despite his absence, Robertson and fellow Scot Allan McGregor can help push his side up the table.

“Both players have been great this year. The results haven’t been the best this season but they’ve been good the last couple of weeks so hopefully we can continue that form."

After injuring himself at the start of the season, Snodgrass has been forced to watch from the stands as Scotland push for Euro 2016 qualification. The 15-times capped international believes the team are in a fantastic position.

He said: “Right now I’m just enjoying being a fan. The level of performance has been superb – the way we’ve played, the togetherness, everything about it is brilliant.

“It’s probably the toughest campaign we’ve had in recent times. We have the World Champions in there and the Republic of Ireland are coming on leaps and bounds. I think the game against them is vital.

“I’m delighted we are in this position. It’s a great platform.”