Report: Rangers want English defender on one-year deal, Ibrox new boy recommended him

Clint Hill celebrates scoring the second goal for QPR

Rangers may be about to add a veteran defender to their ranks.

Clint Hill celebrates scoring the second goal for QPRClint Hill celebrates scoring for QPR

According to The Scottish Sun, Rangers are hoping to secure the signing of veteran defender Clint Hill on a one-year contract.

The Gers have added bodies to their midfield with Matt Crooks, Josh Windass, Jordan Rossiter and Joey Barton all arriving at Ibrox - but manager Mark Warburton is now looking to strengthen other areas of his team.

QPR's Clint Hill

Adding an experienced defender has been on the agenda for many Rangers fans, given how Danny Wilson and Rob Kiernan endured some ups and downs last season, whilst Dominic Ball has gone back to Tottenham after the end of his loan deal.

Now, The Scottish Sun report that Warburton is looking to land Clint Hill, with a one-year deal wanted after he was recommended by new signing Joey Barton

QPR's Clint Hill

Hill, 37, played alongside Barton for QPR, and is now a free agent having been released by the R's earlier this summer with more than 180 appearances for the Loftus Road club to his name.

It's claimed that Hill could now be on the verge of a deal with Rangers, in what is something of a shock move for Warburton given Hills' advancing years.

QPR's Clint Hill in action with Manchester City's James Milner

Capable of playing at left back or centre back, Hill brings bags of experience to a young Rangers side, with manager Warburton believing that Hill can be a valuable veteran presence to his young players at Ibrox - something which was key to the signing of Barton last month.

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