Hill makes County move

6 Dec 2021 10:08
Published by: Scott Callan

FORMER Queens Park Rangers defender Clint Hill has been reunited with Stockport County’s new boss Dave Challinor.

The massively experienced Hill joins Challinor at Edgeley Park in the assistant manager's role.

The 43-year-old has arrived at County after leaving League Two Hartlepool United, where he was again part of Challinor's management team.

Hill enjoyed a successful playing career throughout the footballing pyramid with spells at Tranmere, Oldham, Stoke and Crystal Palace, before going on to captain QPR in the Premier League during his six-year spell at Loftus Road.

Following his retirement, his first step into coaching came at League One Fleetwood Town in 2018, when he was appointed as first-team coach under then-manager Joey Barton.

Despite being highly rated during his time there, Hill left the club in January 2021, following Barton to Bristol Rovers, where he remained until August before leaving due to family reasons.

Having worked well with Dave Challinor during his brief spell at Hartlepool, Hill now makes the move to Edgeley Park to link up with him again.

He has joined the existing coaching set-up alongside first-team coach Dave Conlon and goalkeeping coach Shwan Jalal in supporting the County boss.

Meanwhile, County will face Macclesfield FC away from home in the Second Round of the Cheshire Senior Cup, with the tie set to take place on Tuesday December 7. (7:45pm kick-off).

The Hatters have been drawn to face Grimsby Town in the Third Round of the Buildbase FA Trophy, with the tie to be played at Edgeley Park on Saturday December 18.

The outcome of the tie against the National League side will be decided on the day, with no replays in this year's competition.

And County's National League fixture against Eastleigh at Edgeley Park has now been rearranged for Tuesday January 18, in a 7:45pm kick-off.

The game against the Spitfires was originally scheduled to take place on Saturday December 4 but was put back due to Stockport's progress in the Emirates FA Cup.

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