Faurlin agrees new contract with Rangers

Alejandro Faurlin has agreed to sign the one-year deal he was recently offered by QPR.

The out-of-contract midfielder, 27, is due to put pen to paper within the next couple of weeks.

He remains able to agree terms with another club until he actually re-signs, but there is every expectation that he will still be at Loftus Road next season.

Faurlin, a popular figure among R’s fans, returned to action towards the end of last term after battling his way back from a third long-term knee injury in as many years.

Clint Hill, who has also been offered another year’s contract, is considering his future but has indicated to Rangers that he too is likely to stay.

Clint Hill of QPR
Hill considered retirement but is also set to re-sign with Rangers

A number of other clubs have shown some interest in the 36-year-old, who would like to take on a coaching role.

He contemplated retiring at the end of the season but is now keen to prolong his playing career.

Hill, who is currently on holiday with his family, said: “I have to say I feel good. I want to play on.

“I did think perhaps this season might be my last but I’ve not missed a training session and in terms of fitness I feel no different to how I did a few years ago.

“It’s fair to say I’m at that age as a player where with each year you wonder if it’ll be your last. The last thing you want is to be a burden.

“But I’ve looked after myself, I’m fit, feel I’ve still got something to give and it’s not like I’ve been relying on my pace to get by, is it?”

But the defender, who has made 170 appearances since joining Rangers from Crystal Palace in 2010, has reiterated that he believes his days as a left-back are over.

He spent much of last season in the position despite admitting as far back as 2012 that he no longer felt he was equipped to play there. 

“I did say that, but of course you play where the team need you to,” said Hill.

“We had a situation last season where both lads [Armand Traore and Yun Suk-Young] were unavailable and it’s a position I’ve played in for most of my career.

“But there’s no doubt that at this stage of my career I’d consider myself more of a centre-back and, going forward, it’s important for someone like Yun that he plays and gets that experience. It’s important for his development.”

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