QPR manager Mark Hughes insists Anton Ferdinand is unfazed by the prospect of lining up against John Terry.
Both players will be in the spotlight on Saturday as it will be their first encounter since Rangers’ controversial victory over Chelsea at Loftus Road in October.
Blues skipper Terry has subsequently been charged with racially abusing the R’s defender during that match, which he strongly denies doing.
There has been speculation about whether Ferdinand will shake Terry’s hand ahead of this weekend’s game and Hughes has faced questions about whether he will select the centre-back.
But Hughes revealed: “He’s not come to me and said ‘Gaffer I need to speak about this situation’ so I don’t think it’s affected him at all to be perfectly honest.
“I’ll speak to him only to get it clear in my own mind where he is with it all. It’d be silly not to do that I would suggest.
“I’ll talk to him, but I don’t think it’s going to have any influence on my decision whether to pick him.”