Rangers defender Danny Wilson has claimed that Clint Hill can help Rangers bridge the gap between the first and second tiers of Scottish football.

The veteran defender was a shock signing last month after being released by QPR but Wilson, 24, has been impressed by his impact.

Wilson recognises that the current Rangers side are youthful and still need time to develop but insists they can learn from some of the new additions, such as the 38-year-old centre-back.

“As time goes on, the team needs to evolve and we have brought in a number of players,” he told theRangers website. “They are all good types to bring in – Clint (Hill) for example with his experience – hopefully that can rub off on the other defenders.”

Wilson rejoined Rangers in 2015 and helped secure the club promotion to the top-flight and believes that he can make the step up next season.

“We are going up there to challenge and it’s up to us to meet the standards and I am confident I can do it, and I am confident my teammates can do it,” Wilson said to the Rangers website.

“Last season we had some good performances but we had some dips as well, but it was a learning process as we had a fairly young team. I think we can be optimistic going forward this season.”

Wilson has won the Scottish Championship for the last two consecutive season, firstly captaining Hearts in the 2014-15 season and following that up last year with the Ibrox side.

He penned a three-year-deal on his return to Rangers, a club who he previously made 24 appearances for as a youngster.

The 24-year-old will also be familiar to Liverpool fans as he spent three years with the club, although the majority of that he spent learning his trade out on-loan.

 

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