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QPR full-back Clint Hill is rumoured to be lining up a move to Crystal Palace

QPR full-back Clint Hill is rumoured to be lining up a move to Crystal Palace in a short term deal until the end of the season.

The deal would reunite the 33-year-old with his former employers who he left for QPR in July 2010.

Hill played an instrumental part in the solid defensive unit that saw QPR run away with the Championship title last season under Neil Warnock.

The recently dismissed Yorkshireman, who was replaced by Mark Hughes, had a fruitful relationship with Hill signing him when others had written him off at Crystal Palace.

The fiery left-back has played in every game under Hughes so far, and has looked reasonably assured in his performances, but the signing of Taye Taiwo on loan and the fact that Armand Traor√© will warrant a first team place when returning from African Nations duty, probably spells the end for Hill’s time at Rangers.

His contract is up at the end of the season and Hughes will do the right thing by the player and let him move in January rather than sit in the reserves for the rest of the season.

His all-action, never say die attitude make him an attractive proposition for any potential buyers, and its former club Palace that have emerged as front runners to sign the player on a short term deal until the end of the season.

Palace do need strengthening in the defensive department, with recent QPR loan signing Peter Ramage returning to W12. Hill can also be used as a centre half and would prove a reliable and versatile option for manager Dougie Freedman.

 

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