Hull City's Robert Koren cools Premier League talk

Robert Koren
Koren captained Slovenia at the 2010 World Cup

Hull City midfielder Robert Koren has warned that talk of a Premier League promotion campaign is premature.

City are unbeaten in eight league games and sit just three points off an automatic promotion spot, but Koren says the club cannot get carried away.

"It's too early to say, we just want to be in the top six and go game by game," he told BBC Radio Humberside.

"We need to keep believing and go step by step, game by game, and keep our fans behind us."

The Slovenia international has twice previously won promotion to the Premier League with West Bromwich Albion and believes that Hull have the right blend to challenge this season.

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Koren hoping to keep 'favourite' midfield spot

"Our squad is quite young but we have some experienced players like myself so I think our squad is really good and skilful."

The 31-year-old admits he is pleased to be playing in central midfield again after a spell on then left.

"We all know central midfield is my favourite position, and I have played most of the games in my career in this position and have scored goals in this position - hopefully I can stay there," he said.

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