Defender resigned to leaving QPR

Clint Hill accepts he will leave QPR at the end of the season after being told he will not be given a new contract.

The defender, whose current deal expires in the summer, had hoped to extend his stay at Loftus Road.

But Neil Warnock twice failed to convince the club’s hierarchy to offer Hill a contract prior to his sacking as Rangers manager and the player has since been nudged down the pecking order by the signing of Taye Taiwo.

Hughes was keen to sign a left-back.

He was recently included in boss Mark Hughes’ 25-man Premier League squad but his first-team chances look slim, so Hill is preparing to move on.

“I think when you get knocked back for a new contract like that you pretty much know where you stand,” he told West London Sport.

“I’ll give my all if I’m called upon and then will hopefully get fixed up at the end of the season.”

Hill, 33, went on loan to Nottingham Forest when he was out of the QPR side earlier in the campaign.

But Hughes has indicated that he is reluctant to allow his fringe players to go elsewhere between now and May.

“I can completely see where he’s coming from. A manager in his position will often want to call upon an experienced player if he needs to,” said Hill.

“The manager’s spoken to me and has been top class. I just think the club’s now heading in a different direction.”

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