Warburton delivers two-word verdict on returning Rangers ace display v Inverness
By Harvey Byrne
Mark Warburton hailed Clint Hill as “very good” after his display against Inverness on Saturday afternoon.
The 38-year-old was brought back into the Rangers line-up for the Christmas Eve showdown with Danny Wilson falling out.
He battled valiantly at the heart of his side’s back four, ensuring his team a clean sheet and all three points at Ibrox.
Warburton was full of praise for his summer signing after his performance, highlighting what he adds to his defence.
“I thought Clint Hill was very good today and showed his battling qualities and defensive awareness,” told Warburton to the official club website.
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“I hate using the term old-fashioned, that sound a bit derogatory sometimes, but he is that.
“He defends his goal with a real passion but he is a quality footballer as well.
“He gets first contact, he wins his headers, he gets his blocks in and his geography is very good as well.
“He is just a very experienced, high quality defender.”
Hill has been in impressive form for the Scottish giants since signing on a free transfer in the summer.
He has had a solid career in the English football league’s, playing for the famous Nottingham Forest as well as Premier League appearances while at QPR.
He will now be keen to help Rangers cement their place once again in the top two of the Scottish football pyramid after they suffered demotion in 2012.
The Gers are seven points clear of nearest competitors Aberdeen in third place with clashes against St Johnstone and Celtic coming up in the next seven days.
Rangers’ next target after this campaign will be to dethrone their Glaswegian rivals, who are currently on course to win their sixth title in a row as they sit 14 points clear with a game in hand.
In other Rangers news, Hill has named this 25-year-old as fantastic against Inverness.