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MANAGER: He'll do what's right for him

Keith Curle on free agent Clint Hill

3 September 2017

United boss Keith Curle has confirmed that he is due to meet up with former-Rangers, Crystal Palace and QPR defender Clint Hill tomorrow to find out what the big centre back is thinking as he considers several options and offers.

Hill, 38, spent a portion of last week training with the Blues, following his release from Glasgow giants Rangers in the summer, and is now believed to be close to making a decision on where he wants his career to go next.

“I have a conversation with Clint booked for Monday to find out what he’s thinking,” he told us. “We’re going to meet at a convenient place and talk things over. A good thing is that he’s been up here to see the organisation of the football club and how we work, so he’ll have a feel for the progressive nature we’re trying to foster.

“He’s never played at this level, he’s spent all of his career at a much higher level, and I think he wanted to see us to make sure there were good standards and characters here. It was a bit of a fact-finding mission for him and obviously the travel won’t affect him with him being at Rangers so recently. I think he enjoyed training with us and he liked the tempo we worked at.”

“I know he’s spoken to a number of League One and Two clubs over the last few weeks so he’ll make a decision which is right for him,” he added. “It’s not about money with him, but he is a very professional lad and he’ll want to go somewhere that suits him.

“There are other League Two clubs interested in Clint. There are also Conference clubs which are closer to his home and lifestyle who are interested. He’s got good priorities and the conversations I’ve had with him so far have been about him coming on board and adding his experience, character and his leadership qualities.

“We’ll have our conversation but I know Clint is at an age and a stage of his career where he will do what’s right for him.”

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