At 37 years of age, Clint Hill's professional career is probably close to coming to an end, but after his performance against Derby County on Tuesday evening, it sounds as if Queens Park Rangers fans wish that he was 10 years younger.
Last night, Hill made his return to the senior squad for the first time in two months, and during his absence, the Hoops recorded just three victories from a possible 10.
However, that became four against the Rams as goals from Tjarron Chery and Gabriele Angella earned QPR a 2-0 victory against the promotion hopefuls, and although he didn't get on the scoresheet, it was Hill who received the most praise on Twitter after the match.
When I grow up I want to be Clint Hill.— simon (@clashboy23) March 9, 2016
Words will never describe the love I have for Clint Hill— Rorington (@Rorington95) March 8, 2016
Clint Hill played through a hamstring injury tonight and produced a performance like that. As JFH said he's "Mr QPR" and deservedly so #QPR— Sean Gallagher (@seangallagher9) March 8, 2016
Great to see that fighting spirit back. Clint Hill was in a league of his own tonight though - what a trooper! Fantastic. #QPRvDER— Marie Gallagher (@geraniums) March 8, 2016
Hill has featured for a number of clubs during his 19-year playing career - including Tranmere Rovers, Stoke City and Crystal Palace - but he has never remained at a team longer than at QPR, where he is currently in the middle of his sixth season.
He has made just nine appearances in all competitions this season, but overall, he has played 179 times for the Hoops, scoring five goals.