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Hughes will let QPR's Ferdinand decide over Terry handshake

QPR boss Mark Hughes said it was entirely Anton Ferdinand's decision whether to snub Chelsea's John Terry during the pre-match handshake prior to Saturday's west London derby at Loftus Road. Terry has been charged with racially abusing his fellow defender, a charge the England captain denies.

Hughes said on Friday: "If he feels it is not appropriate, that has to be his own decision. It won't be influenced by myself or the club."

Hughes added: "Anton is very clear in his mind, as I am, that irrespective of what surrounds the game, and the speculation and conversations, that he is fit, he is well and able to play."

Hughes played down reports Ferdinand had spent £30,000 on personal security to ensure a trouble-free journey to Loftus Road.

He joked: "We're actually in a hotel and travelling to the ground by coach so it is 30 grand he didn't have to spend."

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