Rangers boss Mark Warburton underlines importance of Clint Hill

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy

Mark Warburton’s Glasgow Rangers signed Clint Hill in the summer transfer window.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has told the club’s official website how important Clint Hill is to the team.

Hill joined Rangers in the summer transfer window after leaving English club Queens Park Rangers at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.

The 38-year-old defender has established himself as a key figure in the current Gers squad.

There have been injury issues, but the former Stoke City and Crystal Palace defender has shown his maturity on many occasions.

Rangers manager Mark WarburtonRangers manager Mark Warburton

Many will wonder what Hill can give to Rangers, as he is 38 years of age and is clearly past his best.

Rangers manager Warburton has outlined the importance of the former Tranmere Rovers and Oldham Athletic defender to his team.

“The fact is Clint is 38, he has seen so much in football and can pass on that experience, good mature senior pros can add that quality and they can help younger players play their best and provide that confidence,” Warburton told Rangers’ official website.

Rangers manager Mark WarburtonRangers manager Mark Warburton

Rangers are second in the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 29 points from 16 matches.

The Gers are eight points behind leaders and Old Firm rivals Celtic, who have three games in hand.

Warburton’s side will return to action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Heart of Midlothian at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership.

Celtic's Tomas Rogic shoots at goal under pressure from Rangers' Clint HillCeltic's Tomas Rogic shoots at goal under pressure from Rangers' Clint Hill

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