Clint Hill named QPR captain as Ryan Nelsen exit looms
Harry Redknapp selects defender despite Park Ji-sung's return to fitness
Wednesday 23 January 2013
Defender Clint Hill has been appointed QPR captain for the remainder of the season.
Hill has captained the Hoops under manager Harry Redknapp in recent weeks despite Park Ji-sung's return to fitness.
"Clint is a great character, a good lad and a fantastic professional," Redknapp told http://www.qpr.co.uk.
"He leads by example and has been superb for me since the moment I walked through the door. "You know what you're going to get from Clint when he plays and that's 100%. He puts his body on the line for the club and that's what we need.
"We are in a battle to stay in the Premier League and we need players like him."
The 34-year-old has made 89 appearances for QPR since moving to Loftus Road on a free transfer in June 2010.
He said: "It's a very proud moment for me.
"I'm honoured and privileged. I'm sure it will be something I look back on in years to come with great admiration.
"Ji and Ryan (Nelsen) have both had the honour of captaining the side this season and I'm relishing following in their footsteps."
Latest in Sport
Neil Warnock sacked: Crystal Palace confirm manager Warnock has been axed following the Boxing Day defeat to Southampton
Manchester United vs Newcastle match report: Brilliant Wayne Rooney scores twice to fire up United's unlikely title challenge
Arsenal vs QPR player ratings: Could anyone outshine new Gunners hero Alexis Sanchez and who was worse than villain Olivier Giroud?
Manchester United 3 Newcastle 1: 'I'm playing like Paul Scholes,' says Wayne Rooney
Sports Quiz of the Year 2014: The Questions
- 1 Exclusive: Abusers using spyware apps to monitor partners reaches 'epidemic proportions'
- 2 Margaret Thatcher 'expressed fears of Asian rising' at Anglo-Irish summit in 1984
- 3 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 4 The Unluckiest People of the Year 2014 (and one very unlucky giraffe)
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever