By Harvey Byrne
Clint Hill has stated that he wanted a new experience as his career reaches it’s latter stages, and that’s what he’s currently getting at Rangers.
The 38-year-old centre-back moved to Ibrox in the summer following his release from QPR.
He had been a part of the QPR side for six years, from 2010 to 2016 and he has revealed that he was ready for a new experience.
“To be honest I think I struggled when I first came here,” said Hill, as quoted by the official Rangers website. “The first few games I wasn’t up to speed with things and I struggled but now I have bedded in and got used to the style of play.
“Hopefully I will find that level of consistency which I need to stay in the team.
“No disrespect to any other team I have played for but it has been more of a defensive team and I had two banks of four in front of me, more protected and more numbers around me.
“Now we are playing more expansive types of football and we’re trying to win games even when we’re 1-0 up or when you’re 2-0 up you’re still looking to go and score goals.
“That means you’re still going to be on your toes as a defender, but it’s a new experience for me and that’s what I wanted so late on in my career, I wanted to learn these philosophies and this new style of play, which is certainly what I’m doing right now.”
The experienced defender has made 13 appearances for Mark Warburton’s side this season as they sit in third place in the Scottish Premiership.
The Gers are unbeaten in their last three fixtures and will host Dundee at Ibrox after the international break, who are currently one point off of the relegation spots.
In other Rangers news, owner posts frustrated message after Gers links.