Fikayo Tomori says he has been pleased with his own personal development during his time with the Tigers.
The versatile defender has made 25 appearances in all competitions this season since arriving on loan from Chelsea in August last year.
And Tomori feels being in and around the first-team set-up at the KCOM Stadium has helped him improve as a player.
“Definitely! I feel as though I’ve learnt an awful lot,” he said.
“In what is my first full loan spell away from my parent club, I’ve played a decent amount of games.
“I’ve learned an awful lot, playing against different teams who play the game in different ways. I’ve learned a lot about the game itself – more so the physical side of things along with my positioning, awareness and concentration.
“It has been challenging at times – being in and out of the side – but that’s what football is all about. You have to be able to deal with that if you want to have a long career in the game.
“It’s been a big test for me. Looking back, there’s been times where I can say I’ve done well and there have been some experiences that I can only learn from.
“I think my game has improved a lot through being here though. I’m grateful for the opportunity that this Club has given me and I just want to end it all on a positive note.”
Tomori impressed when coming off the bench in the first half of last week’s 5-5 draw away at Bristol City and is keen to play his part in helping Nigel Adkins’ side end the campaign on a positive note ahead of the final two games of the season.
“It’s a bit of shock that there are only two games left in the season now,” he added.
“It’s a bit weird that is the case but, as I say, I just want to end the season strongly – myself personally and the team.
“We’ve got a tough game against Cardiff on Saturday. They’ll be coming here looking to get a result as they chase automatic promotion but our focus is on ourselves and what we have to do.”