May 7 2012 By Paul Warburton
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IF CLINT Hill were choosing the tactics at Manchester City next Sunday it would be park-the-bus time – with the QPR defender in the driving seat.
Hill and Rs threw themselves a lifeline by beating Stoke 1-0 yesterday to edge two points clear of third-last Bolton.
If Wanderers fail to beat Stoke in their last game – Rs will survive, even if they lose at City.
An unlikely point against the title favourites would demand Bolton win by 11 goals. Yes, and there goes that flying pig, as far as the latter goes.
Hill (pic) reckons Rangers must defend for their lives at the Etihad by parking the proverbial bus in their box – and hang on.
Whatever the outcome to a trying season, the Football League stalwart has mixed emotions about his first campaign in the top flight.
“It’s been a double-edged sword, to be honest,” Hill said. “I’m proud to have achieved a lifelong ambition but disappointed as well.
“As a professional you can’t really enjoy football if you’re losing football games, but to play 20 odd games in the Premier League is a massive milestone for me.
“Stoke was our game of the season, and now we need to put the whole bus in front of Manchester City and see what happens.”