Clint Hill
Hill has worked with Warnock at two previous clubs. Reuters

Leeds United manager Neil Warnock is hoping that he will be able to persuade Queens Park Rangers to allow defender Clint Hill to leave the club on a short term loan deal.

The former QPR manager has worked with Hill on two previous occasions, first at Crystal Palace and then at Loftus Road where he played a major part in helping the club secure promotion to the Premier League.

Hill now finds himself behind Armand Traore in the pecking order at QPR and may well be keen to join his former boss at Elland Road where he is more likely to feature in the first team.

Warnock is keen to further strengthen his Leeds side as he attempts to guide them to a top six finish so that they will have a chance of finally securing promotion back to the top flight.

Sky Sports has reported that Warnock sees Hill as a player with plenty of experience who will help Leeds tighten up their defence after a poor run o results that has seen them lose three games on the spin.

Leeds conceded six against Watford in their last home game and were then defeated once again at the weekend when Millwall scored a late winner to hand Kenny Jacket's side all three points.

The Yorkshire club are in 18th place and have picked up just 20 points from 17 games and are already 16 points behind leaders Crystal Palace.

Hill has the ability to play at centre-back or left-back and has plenty of experience, having played close to 500 games in his fifteen year career.

The 34-year-old was a regular for QPR under Warnock as he made 44 appearances the season they managed to gain promotion but has struggled to force his way into the side since the arrival of Hughes halfway through last season.