QPR’s Anton Ferdinand will have to put last weekend’s racial row behind him as he faces the short trip to London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, as Bet365 announce free bets on the game.
After last weekend’s thriller at Loftus Road against Chelsea, Queens Park Rangers’ search for their fourth league victory might be over-shadowed by the feud between John Terry and Anton Ferdinand.
England Captain Terry, who has partnered Anton’s brother Rio at the heart of the England defence on several occasions, finds himself in the heart of a race row investigation. Something he has welcomed due to his proclaimed innocence.
Terry did not play in the Carling Cup on Wednesday but will return this afternoon against another London club Arsenal. There is no doubt that all eyes will be on how the he and Ferdinand react to the controversy surrounding them.
Both players have the full backing of their management and they would love to repay this faith with a positive performance this weekend.
This is backed up by the fact that Paddy Kenny, Clint Hill and Shaun Derry did not give any evidence at the Football Association hearing, showing intentions that they are more than happy to let it lie. This should ease the pressure Terry must be feeling.
One team that won’t be paying attention to this is QPR’s’ next opponents Tottenham Hotspur. Harry Redknapp’s men will want to take full advantage of a vulnerable QPR and walk away with three points.
With only four points separating the two teams, Harry Redknapp might be tempted to make a few changes. They have a significant European date against Rubin Kazan coming up three days after the trip to Loftus Road.
One player guaranteed to play though Spurs’ player of the month – Scott Parker. The England man has fitted straight into the Spurs team and should be looking forward to playing in this tasty encounter between two in-form London Clubs hungry for victory.
The action gets underway at 4pm this afternoon and it promises to be an excellent Super Sunday fixture.