Anton Ferdinand eyeing the QPR captaincy.

Boss Mark Hughes has given Ferdinand and other candidates like Ji-sung Park and Clint Hill the opportunity to stake a claim for the role during pre-season.

Ferdinand said: "My family runs deep in this club, with Les, Rio played here as a kid, and now I'm playing here. To captain a club like QPR was fantastic.

"I'd be lying if I said I didn't want it, but it's not my decision. Whoever's made club captain will do a great job and will have all the lads' backing.

"We'll push and work hard whoever's captain. It's not about one person who wears the armband it's about the 11 on the pitch.

"The gaffer's brought in people who are leaders, and having as many leaders as we've got in our team can only be good for QPR."