Clint Hill believes QPR fans can add ’20 per cent’ to the team’s chances of winning the Championship play-off final.
The veteran defender paid tribute to the magnificent support that got them over the line against Wigan on Monday in the semi.
“We knew the fans would be amazing against Wigan: they gathered an extra 20 per cent towards winning.”
Hill has been to the home of football already, but would rather forget the 2000 League Cup final when Tranmere Rovers were beaten 2-1 by Leicester and Hill was sent off for a foul on Emile Heskey that earned him a second yellow.
The defender said: “Been to Wembley as a kid that ended with a sour taste. I got sent off. But it can only be imagined what it will be like with double that in terms of atmosphere with this crowd as well.”
Hill was surprised when told about John Brayford’s antics in the FA Cup for Sheffield United earlier in the season.
But the Rangers defender brightened when he heard the rest – especially with the prospect of a penalty shoot-out in mind against Derby at Wembley.
Everyone has seen opposition fans dancing and waving their hands behind the penalty taker in an attempt to put him off: Brayford did the same to Nottingham Forest keeper Dorus de Vries from the edge of the ‘D’ as Chris Porter slammed home the spot-kick to make it 2-1 to the Blades in the 89 minute.
“Did he get booked?” asked Hill. No, is the answer.
“You see fans do it. I’m sure you would do it,” said Hill.
“I’m sure you would have 10 players doing it if it meant winning the play-off final.
"If it wasn’t breaking rules, then I might keep that in mind.”