Queens Park Rangers can finish in the top 10, declares Clint Hill

Queens Park Rangers defender Clint Hill believes the Hoops can finish in the top half of the Premier League this season

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Clint Hill signed a one-year extension at QPR in June Photo: QPR FC

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Clint Hill is convinced Queens Park Rangers can finish in the top half of the Premier League this season.

QPR have strengthened their squad over the course of the summer, with Rob Green, Ryan Nelsen, Fabio Da Silva, Park Ji-Sung, Samba Diakite and Andy Johnson all moving to Loftus Road.

And Hill is confident the Hoops now have the necessary experience and quality to avoid becoming embroiled in another relegation battle.

“I think we can [finish in the top 10],” Hill told QPR’s website.

“Obviously it’s going to be a tough season, no matter what. The Premier League is always a hard league. You get punished for mistakes.

“If we can cut out the silly mistakes we did last season and try and improve our away form, then hopefully we’ll be in a safe enough position.”

He added: “We’ve got such a good squad now. It’s fully loaded. A couple more might come in as well, you just never know.

“It’s going to be a tough job for the gaffer to pick an eleven, but we’d have had a good week’s training when we find out on Friday.”

The 33-year-old centre-half won the QPR Players’ Player and Supporters’ Player of the Season awards in May, and Hill is hoping to continue his impressive form and hold down a starting spot in Hughes’ first-team despite the new arrivals at the club.

“It was a very funny season,” added Hill. “I got sent off in the first game and I thought that was it for me at QPR.

“I went out on loan to Forest but all of a sudden I was back in the team here, and the icing on the cake was the two Player of the Year trophies that I won.

“Hopefully I can have a good season this year and make it hard for the gaffer to leave me out, and we’ll see where that takes us.”

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