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

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
clint hill
Clint Hill signed a one-year extension at QPR in June Photo: QPR FC

clint hill

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 Diakité 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.”


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Exclusive interview
The Sport Review
Exclusive interview: John Barnes on why Roberto Firmino is Liverpool FC’s most important player
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
The Sport Review
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
The Sport Review
Roy Keane replies when asked if Man United should sack Jose Mourinho
The Sport Review
Maurizio Sarri issues Chelsea FC fans with Eden Hazard injury update
The Sport Review
Gary Neville makes prediction about Jose Mourinho at Man United