Queens Park Rangers’ Clint Hill has admitted he’s surprised by the longevity of his career, after penning a new one-year deal with the London club.Defender Hill, 36, joined the Loftus Road outfit in the summer of 2010 and, since then, has been promoted from the Sky Bet Championship twice.
He was part of the team that suffered Premier League relegation last time around, but is excited to extend his stay for a sixth year and be part of a team that will be aiming to challenge at the top of The Football League in 2015/16.
He told the club’s official website: “My longevity has surprised me – and it’s probably surprised a few others as well. But I’ve looked after myself well over the years, and I’m still going somehow!
“Everyone knows what QPR means to me and I am delighted to be part of the new philosophy that’s filtering through the club. It’s exciting times, and there’s been a lot of good work done behind the scenes.
“This season I want to remain fit and put pressure on players that are in the team. I want to set standards in training and prove to myself that I can still do this.
“Professionally, this is the longest I have been at any club and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here. There have been a few down-turns along the way, but as a team and as a club we have always reacted to them, and bounced back. I hope we can do the same again this year.”