Palace defender set for QPR switch

By Dave McIntyre QPR are close to agreeing the signing of Crystal Palace defender Clint Hill on a Bosman free transfer. The 31-year-old Liverpudlian had been expected to return north when his Palace contract ends this summer, and a number of clubs have sh

By Dave McIntyre

QPR are close to agreeing the signing of Crystal Palace defender Clint Hill on a Bosman free transfer.

The 31-year-old Liverpudlian had been expected to return north when his Palace contract ends this summer, and a number of clubs have shown an interest, but Rangers now look likely to secure his signature.

Hill, who is primarily a central defender but can also play at left-back, started his career with Tranmere and had a spell at Oldham before signing for Stoke in 2003.


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He spent five years with the Potters before joining Palace, where he played under Neil Warnock.

A number of Hill's Selhurst Park team-mates have been tipped to join Warnock at Loftus Road. Midfielder Neil Danns and goalkeeper Julian Speroni are among his top summer targets.

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But Warnock has so far shown no firm interest in signing highly-rated right-back Nathaniel Clyne, who has also been linked with a move to west London.

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