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Keith Hill from Hertfordshire takes charge of QPR's clash against Middlesbrough this weekend.

Hill is one of the longest-serving members of the National List of Referees, and at the age of 38 enters his 11th year on the list.

During that time he has taken charge of Rangers he has put in some decent performances, but judging by his recent form, including Rangers' defeat against Swansea he can be somewhat sporadic in his decision-making.

Against Middlesbrough he will be assisted by Matt Foley (Berkshire) and David Margetts (Essex), with the fourth official John Busby (Oxfordshire).

Refereeing Rangers

Mr Hill took charge of his first Rangers game in February 2000, as Rangers were held at home by Stockport County. Chris Kiwomya's goal ten minutes from time cancelled out a first half effort from Robert Matthews.

The following season Mr Hill presided over a QPR win at Loftus Road as Paul Furlong's strike on the half hour secured a win over Crewe Alexandra - nevertheless Rangers were relegated to the Second Division.

In the latter stages of the 2001-02 season Mr Hill reffed a home win for Rangers over Notts County. All wasn't well when Paul Heffernan and former R's left back Ian Baraclough handed County a first half lead.

Goals from Danny Shittu, Matthew Rose and an eventual winner from Watford loanee Dominic Foley helped turn the game on its head with just over five minutes remaining.

Rangers' cup debacle the following year was overseen by Mr Hill as Leyton Orient's Jamal Campbell-Ryce tore Rangers apart in a disappointing 3-2 defeat. He got the opener with Lee Thorpe doubling the lead before half time.

Andy Thomson's penalty with just short of 20 minutes remaining gave Rangers hope before Gary Taylor-Fletcher restored the two goal advantage at Brisbane Road - a consolation from Kevin Gallen was all the R's could muster in reposte.

The following season and QPR appeared better bets for promotion, epitomised by the home victory over Chesterfield, overseen by the said official. Tony Thorpe's brace and Paul Furlong's free-kick sealed the thumping win.

A derby draw away at Brentford helped the R's on their way to their eventual second place with Paul Furlong's first half opener was cancelled out by Kevin O'Connor - but it wasn't enough to stifle the R's eventual promotion.

It was two years before Mr Hill met QPR again, this time moving away from the M25 to oversee Rangers' trip to Sheffield Wednesday. A brace from Marcus Tudgay sent the R's into the break two goals down, but Dexter Blackstock bagged a brace early in the second half to spark a revival.

Steve MacLean's penalty settled the game with 20 minutes remaining with John Gregory's men unfortunate to leave Hillsborough with no points to their name.

The following season John Gregory's future appeared to be hanging by a thread as Watford visited Loftus Road. Loanee Adam Johnson opened the scoring in W12, with maligned striker Stefan Moore equalising off the cross-bar before Mikele Leigertwood was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Later that season Mr Hill oversaw Luigi De Canio's QPR in full flow, as they carved out a three goal lead courtesy of the goal of the season from Akos Buzsaky, Rowan Vine and Martin Rowlands after the break.

As was typical of QPR in that period of time Rangers threatened to let the lead slip as Ben Burgess and Stephen McPhee scored in close succession in the second period - but the R's clung on to a hard-fought win.

Another Carling Cup tie was overseen by Mr Hill as QPR, under the guidance of Iain Dowie, thrashed Carlisle United. A scoreline no-one could have forecast before the break, Rangers came out firing with Damion Stewart opening the scoring with a thumping header moments after the break.

Then young Argentinean Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma came into his own and bagged a well taken hatrick in a 4-0 thrashing of League One Carlisle, who after harbouring promotion ambitions of their own fell apart under John Ward who left a few fixtures later.

Most recently he took charge of Rangers' trip to Swansea City, as Paulo Sousa faced his old club. In an even encounter the game was turned on its head by 30 seconds of madness at the Liberty Stadium.

Wayne Routledge missed a guilt-edge chance to open the scoring before Martin Rowlands dived into a tackle earning himself a second yellow card - his final appearance for QPR prior to his cruciate knee injury.

Ben Watson followed suit with a dubious handball decision, which was evidently unintentional - contravening the law that states that handball must be intentional. Mark Gower and Lee Trundle finished off nine-man Rangers.

Mr Hill & Queens Park Rangers

QPR 1-1 Stockport County - 12-02-2000
Goals: Chris Kiwomya 78; Robert Matthews 17
Yellow Cards: Kevin Cooper, Tony Dinning, Jim Gannon, Shane Nicholson

QPR 1-0 Crewe Alexandra - 26-08-2000
Goals: Paul Furlong 13
Yellow Cards: Paul Furlong, Richard Langley, Gavin Peacock; Rob Hulse, Efe Sodje.

QPR 3-2 Notts County - 01-04-2002
Goals: Danny Shittu 45, Matthew Rose 62, Dominic Foley 84; Paul Heffernan 5, Ian Baraclough 34
Yellow Cards: Darren Caskey, Ian Richardson, Jeff Whitley

Leyton Orient 3-2 QPR - 10-09-2002
Goals: Jamal Campbell-Ryce 33, Lee Thorpe 44, Gary Taylor-Fletcher 76; Andy Thomson 71pen, Kevin Gallen 89.
Yellow Cards: Andrew Harris, Carl Hutchings, John Martin; Karl Connolly, Kevin Gallen, Tommy Williams.

QPR 3-0 Chesterfield - 30-08-2003
Goals: Tony Thorpe 29, 67, Paul Furlong 87
Yellow Cards: Kevin Dawson, Alan O'Hare

Brentford 1-1 QPR - 14-02-2004
Goals: Kevin O'Connor 51; Paul Furlong 20
Yellow Cards: Matt Somner; Steve Palmer

Sheffield Wednesday 3-2 QPR - 21-10-2006
Goals: Marcus Tudgay 13, 45, Steven MacLean 70pen; Dexter Blackstock 50, 54
Yellow Cards: Frank Simek; Marcus Bignot, Ray Jones, Paul Jones, Jimmy Smith

QPR 1-1 Watford - 22-09-2007
Goals: Stefan Moore 59, Adam Johnson 49
Yellow Cards: Adam Bolder, Danny Cullip, Mikele Leigertwood; Gavin Mahon.
Red Cards: Mikele Leigertwood

QPR 3-2 Blackpool - 11-03-2008
Goals: Akos Buzsaky 11, Rowan Vine 40, Martin Rowlands 47; Ben Burgess 60, Stephen McPhee 73.
Yellow Cards: Wes Hoolahan, Gary Taylor-Fletcher

QPR 4-0 Carlisle United - 26-08-2008
Goals: Damion Stewart 48, Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma 56, 63, 85.
Yellow Cards: Damien Delaney

Swansea City 2-0 QPR - 03-10-2009
Goals: Mark Gower 74, Lee Trundle 85
Yellow Cards: Mark Gower; Kaspars Gorkss, Martin Rowlands, Ben Watson
Red Cards: Martin Rowlands, Ben Watson

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Date:Thursday December 3 2009
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