The 28-year old centre-back has been in fine form this season, helping the Tigers into the semi-final of the FA Cup by scoring in the 3-0 win over Sunderland on Sunday.
"For me he's been outstanding all year for us, he's a proper defender who gets you the odd goal," he told ITV1.
"He's had a wonderful wonderful season (and) there's always a shock and where I see it, we're short in the centre-back position, why can't he? Because he's a fabulous defender."
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