QPR set to offer contract to skipper Hill

QPR are set to offer captain Clint Hill a new one-year contract.

The veteran defender, whose current deal is due to expire this summer, recently indicated that he would like another 12 months as a player at Loftus Road with a view to a future coaching role.

Chief executive Philip Beard has held informal talks with Hill and boss Harry Redknapp believes the contract will be signed before the end of the season.

Redknapp says he is also convinced the 35-year-old will succeed as a coach and manager once he hangs up his boots.

“I’m sure he will eventually, but he can still play,” Redknapp declared.

“We’re looking to give him another year as a player. The club need to keep him here because he’s invaluable as a person and as a player.

“He’s a fantastic competitor but he’s also a very, very good footballer with real quality and a great left foot.

“He can pass, he can play and is a fantastic professional – an amazing, top-class guy.”

Hill has made almost 150 appearances for Rangers since being signed from Crystal Palace in 2010.

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