Clint Hill asks Queens Park Rangers to post farewell Instagram message on his behalf

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The veteran defender is leaving Loftus Road after six seasons.

Clint Hill has asked Queens Park Rangers to post an Instagram farewell message on his behalf.

Hill was released by the R's on Monday, after six seasons at Loftus Road in which he made 185 appearances.

The 37-year-old, affectionately known as 'Mr QPR', was a key member of two promotion-winning sides and was a regular in each of the club's three most recent Premier League campaigns.

Hill's message read: "What an incredible 6 yrs it's been full of highs and lows.

"I'm gutted to be leaving but I'd like to thank everyone at QPR for making my time there so enjoyable and rewarding.

"A big thank you to you the fans for all your support all these years,it's been an honour and a privilege to wear your shirt and represent your club.

"I wish you and the club every success In the future. Thank you again."

Hill was one of seven players culled by R's boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink ahead of his first pre-season in charge of the west Londoners.

Fellow long servants Rob Green, Alejandro Faurlin, Armand Traore and Samba Diakite were also let go, along with bit-part pair Yun Suk-young and Oscar Gobern.

Junior Hoilett and Karl Henry could also depart despite being offered new deals, while Premier League loanees Paul Konchesky and Gabriele Angella have returned to their parent clubs.

QPR were relegated from the top flight a year ago but were never in contention to challenge this season and eventually finished 12th, having gone through two different managers before Hasselbaink was appointed.

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