Clint Hill praises Queens Park Rangers defender Grant Hall

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Grant Hall has been a revelation at the heart of Queens Park Rangers' defence.

Clint Hill has told Get West London that Grant Hall has been Queens Park Rangers’ star player so far this season.

Hill has dropped out of favour so far this campaign, with Hall taking his place at the heart of Rangers' defence.

However, the 37-year-old has no issues over his lack of game-time as he recognises just how important Hall has been to Rangers this term.

“Young Grant Hall has been fantastic, the standout performer of the season and composed beyond his years,” Hill said.

“God knows, that doesn’t make my job getting a game any easier, but if somebody of that calibre can come in and perform to that level then you’ve just got to accept it.”

Hall has been a rock at the back for QPR all campaign, but he is set to miss the next month after picking up an injury.

Hill was forced to replace the former Tottenham Hotspur man yesterday evening against Derby County, and the veteran proved he still has a part to play.

The combative defender was at his very best as he helped Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side pick up a 2-0 at Loftus Road, and he was delighted to be back involved again.

“It has been a frustrating season for me, but sometimes I have got to sit back and think to myself I’m 37 and still involved in football which is magnificent,” he added.

“At the same time, I’ve still got that stubbornness, that drive and determination to play, particularly at home in front of these fans who I love, so I’ve had to be very patient and bite my tongue a few times.”

Hill is likely to start in QPR’s next match, which comes against Brentford at the weekend. If QPR can win the fixture against their London rivals they could move to within six points of the play-off places. 

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