Hill prepares to battle for place

Veteran defender ready to give nothing less than 100 per cent

Clint Hill: Ready to fight for his place at QPR

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Clint Hill is ready for the challenge of proving his worth in a QPR jersey again this upcoming season.

The 33-year-old was named Player of the Year by both the fans and players last season after he returned from a loan at Nottingham Forest to establish himself in the team.

His committed displays helped Rangers remain in the Premier League but manager Mark Hughes has wasted no time strengthening his squad, bringing in six players already this summer.

Clean slate

And despite the flood of new faces that have arrived for pre-season training, the experienced defender has no intention of relinquishing his place in the team without a fight.

"You're always looking and thinking 'oh right, he has come in to replace me'," he said.

"I am one of these people that thinks it is a clean slate. Last season has gone now and I've got to prove myself again.

Loan

"I'll come in, work hard from the start, give 100% and hopefully that will be enough.

"I mean, it has been a good two years. Last year was a bit up and down in terms of me going away on loan and not really knowing where I was going to end up.

"But it finished on a high and I am just delighted I managed to secure another year at QPR and in the Premier League as well."