Hill training with QPR ahead of possible return

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QPR are considering re-signing Clint Hill and the veteran defender played for their development side on Monday afternoon.

The former R’s captain, who spent six years at Loftus Road before being released in 2016, is without a club, having left Glasgow Rangers after the end of last season.

He played 60 minutes of a game against Bolton’s second string at Rangers’ Harlington training ground, where midfielders Sean Goss and Ariel Borysiuk also featured.

The hosts won 5-0 and all the goals came in the second half, with Aramide Oteh and Chay Tilt both scoring twice and Danny Rowe also finding the net.

The result emphatically maintained the Under-23s’ 100% record this season – they have won all five of their matches, scoring 17 goals in the process.

Hill, 38, was invited to train with Rangers amid concern at the club over their current injury problems in defence.

He is among a few potential signings QPR are considering following injuries to James Perch and Grant Hall.

QPR defender Grant Hall
Hall has not played this season

Perch is out with a dislocated kneecap and Hall’s knee problem continues to cause concern – he appears to be at least several more weeks away from a return.

Given that, and Steven Caulker’s well documented problems as well as Jack Robinson’s previous injuries, manager Ian Holloway is worried about his lack of defensive cover.

Hill, who turns 39 next month, has therefore been told a return to QPR could be on the cards.

He made 169 league appearances for the club during a spell which included two promotions to the top flight and he remains a hugely popular figure among fans.