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Harry Redknapp backs Hill's Rangers move

QPR's Clint Hill

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers look set to sign Clint Hill, which Harry Redknapp says would be smart business.

Clint Hill celebrates scoring the second goal for QPR

Quoted by Inside Futbol, Harry Redknapp has claimed that Clint Hill would represent an "excellent signing" for Rangers.

The Sun reported on Wednesday that Mark Warburton was keen to bolster Rangers defence with the 38-year-old, who was released by QPR this summer.

Redknapp knows the veteran defender well from their time together at Loftus Road, and the 69-year-old says he would be a fine addition to Rangers.

QPR's Clint Hill

"He trains well, looks after himself and he's a family man. I couldn't speak highly enough of him," he told STV, via Inside Futbol.

"[Rangers would be] getting a good player, a character, a leader who wants to win. He's fit as a fiddle and doesn't carry an ounce of excess weight on him.

"He's a good lad, a tough lad with a good left foot who loves a tackle. He's a very good player who would be an excellent signing on a free transfer."

Harry Redknapp during the festival

Rangers have an excellent squad, but one position they definitely need to strengthen is their defence.

The Gers won the Scottish Championship and Scottish Challenge Cup last season, but defensive problems arguably cost them a treble following their 3-2 defeat by Hibernian in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park in May.

Hill may be getting on in years, but he has vast experience and, despite his age, he surely still has enough in the tank to prove an asset at Ibrox on their return to the big time next season.

Plus, he has the luxury of having former QPR team-mate Joey Barton there to help speed up the transition to life in Glasgow, if he needs it.

Burnley's Joey Barton (L) in action with Rotherham United's Jonson Clarke Harris

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