AFTER picking up the Man of the Match award for Rangers win over Hearts Clint Hill confirmed he will leave the club this summer.

The 38-year-old defender told RangersTV he hasn’t been offered a new contract by boss Pedro Caixinha and described his time playing for the Gers as “an honour.”

Hill was influential in the Light Blues 2-1 victory alongside youngster David Bates but thinks his side made it hard work for themselves after the visitors went down to ten men midway through the first-half.

Speaking to RangersTV the centre-half said:

“I don’t think I am getting a contract unfortunately. So whatever happens after this I don’t know, I have had a few phone calls which have been interesting but nothing concrete.

“My time here has been fabulous, it has been unbelievable and it has been an honour for me to play for the club and play in front of the fans.

“I think today was dogged, a bit gritty and we probably made more hard work of it than we should have.

“It’s funny because we probably struggled a bit more when they went down to 10 men then we had against the 11. That sounds weird but it can happen that way sometimes.

“We conceded a bad goal from one of our set pieces again but thankfully we reacted quickly and managed to get in the lead again and stop them.

“We were kind of stuck in between going for it or just trying to make the extra man work for us and I think we just got over the line which is the most important thing at this time of the year.

“I think Batsey is probably helping me along a bit too to be honest with you! He is a good lad and he got thrown into it out of nowhere but I have always rated him.

“He has been brilliant in training, he has a great attitude and he has responded really well to playing for the club so I think he has a bright future ahead of him.”

Hill has netted an impressive six goals in his time at Ibrox and was only denied a seventh when the post got in the way of a first-half header from the former QPR man.

While he would love to grab another goal before he signs off he says winning is more important and he’d love to end his Ibrox tenure with a win over Aberdeen on Wednesday night.

He continued: “I managed to get on the end of one but unfortunately I didn’t think I got a good enough connection on it. I don’t know if it hit the keeper or went onto the post so I’m gutted really.

“Wednesday is potentially my last home game but it is all about getting the result and I only enjoy it if I get the results.

“It was important to get the result today, send the fans home happy and now we have another big game – we need to beat Aberdeen.”

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