QPR manager: 'We'll respect the handshake if that's what we're told will happen'

The QPR manager Mark Hughes is awaiting confirmation from the Premier League over whether the pre-match handshake before tomorrow's clash with Chelsea at Loftus Road must take place.

Anton Ferdinand and John Terry will meet for the first time since the Chelsea captain was found not guilty in his race trial in July.

Hughes said:

There's a lot of debate over the handshake every time we have a game against Chelsea.

We'll respect the handshake if that's what we're told will happen.

It's not my decision, we abide by the Premier League.

I've had a discussion with Anton about it but that will remain between us."

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Terry-Ferdinand handshake row

Chelsea say John Terry and Ashley Cole will go-ahead with the pre-match handshake at QPR tomorrow. It is the first time the Chelsea captain has lined up against Anton Ferdinand since being cleared of using a racial slur against him.