Former Rangers defender Clint Hill confirmed his retirement from playing on Friday after a senior career stretching back to 1997 – and Gers fans were quick to pay tribute to the veteran defender after his sole season at Ibrox.
The 39-year-old confirmed the decision to hang up his boots on his personal Twitter account after making 670 appearances in a career that included spells with Tranmere Rovers, Oldham Athletic, Stoke City, Crystal Palace, QPR, Nottingham Forest, Rangers and Carlise United.
— Clint Hill (@clinthill29) May 18, 2018
Hill was a huge favourite with Gers fans after his spell at Ibrox – with Gers fans regularly travelling down south to see Hill in action with Carlise -and his retirement was met with an out-pouring of messages from fans.
Gers fans and players sent their well wishes to the veteran after he announced his decision – with one saying Hill was a “true Ranger.”
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Good luck for the future Clint, hope to see you back at Ibrox next season 🔴⚪️🔵 pic.twitter.com/hDQYCohVIt
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) May 18, 2018
All the best Clint👏🏼👏🏼
— Ross McCrorie (@RossMcCrorie4) May 18, 2018
Captain. Leader. Legend. pic.twitter.com/0Y1rtDLdzF
— Richy 🌹 (@RJB__29) May 18, 2018
All the very best big man! The consummate professional, a true Ranger and an all round good guy as well by all accounts. 🤝🇬🇧
— Delboy (@delderek) May 18, 2018
Thanks Clint. It's been a pleasure. Hope to see you at Ibrox soon
— TomForsythsBigToe (@nrpsimpson) May 18, 2018
Hill made 32 appearances for the Gers in his single season at Ibrox and scored six times – including a late Old Firm equaliser to deny Celtic a home win over Graeme Murty’s side in March 2017.
After leaving the Gers, Hill had a single season at Carlisle United, where he made 42 appearances as he helped them to a tenth-placed finish in League Two.
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