Hulse pledges future to Rams

Striker dismisses talk of move to Boro

Hulse: Committed to Derby

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Rob Hulse insists he wants to stay at Derby County after being linked with a £5million move to Championship rivals Middlesbrough.

Reports have claimed that Boro are readying a bid for the striker, although Rams chairman Adam Pearson confirmed earlier this week that there had been no offers for Hulse.

The 29-year-old, who is working his way back to full fitness after a groin operation, scored 18 goals for Derby last season following a £1.75million switch from Sheffield United.

And the former Crewe Alexandra says his intention is to stay at Pride Park rather than worry about the prospect of a transfer to Boro.

"I know nothing about it at all," Hulse told the Derby Evening Telegraph. "As far as I am concerned, it's something I don't really need to be hearing about.

"I've been out injured and all I'm concentrating on is getting fit, getting myself back in a Derby shirt and getting goals again.

"This is where I want to be. I certainly see my future at Derby.

"I had it when I was at Crewe and every week, I was going somewhere else. I think you learn to take these things with a pinch of salt, to be honest.

"I think sometimes people run out of things to write about and I don't read newspapers anyway.

"It's not something I really want to talk about. I just want to focus on getting back to how I can play, for Derby."