Done deal: Caixinha discard agrees terms with English club after Ibrox exit
By Danny Wright
Clint Hill has finally found himself a new club after being released by Rangers at the end of last season.
League Two side Carlisle have confirmed that Hill, 38, has agreed terms to a “short-team” deal with the club.
The English club announced the news on their official Twitter account and official website on Thursday afternoon but the defender may not be available to play in this weekend’s clash with Crewe as he is still awaiting for his paperwork to be cleared to formalise his transfer.
— Carlisle United FC (@officialcufc) September 21, 2017
Hill was one of few players to have impressed the Rangers fans last season even though he had spent just one season at Ibrox.
Although he was a key part of the first-team squad under the charges of Mark Warburton, Graeme Murty and Pedro Caixinha, the Portuguese manager saw it fit to discard of the veteran centre-backs services when his contract expired at the end of the campiagn.
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Across all competitions, the former QPR defender made 31 appearances and scored six goals for Rangers – including one in the Old Firm derby clash at Celtic Park when he rescued a brillaint point for the Light Blues in a 1-1 draw.
Football Insider Verdict
Hill was harshly treated at the end of his Ibrox stint and did deserve a new deal. Bruno Alves and Fabio Cardoso have since come in to replace the big centre-back, but his experience would have been invaluable in the dressing room, especially because of how well he suits the Scottish game. However he’s now gone and Gers fans will no doubt be happy that he has found a new home at Carlisle, who are under good leadership with manager Keith Curle. All the things he brought to Rangers are things that he will replicate with the League Two side, but after several months without a club, he may struggle to make an instant impact.
In other Rangers news, Caixinha has strangely given tactical advice to his opponents about this player.