Rangers adamant no players called to give evidence against Chelsea’s Terry

QPR have categorically denied Paddy Kenny, Clint Hill and Shaun Derry had been called to give evidence in the John Terry racism inquiry.

More than one report has suggested the Rangers trio were set to back team-mate Anton Ferdinand’s take on his altercation with Chelsea captain Terry during Sunday’s west London derby at Loftus Road.

All three are understood to be furious their names have been dragged into the saga, with Derry not even on the field of play when the alleged incident took place.

A QPR spokesman said: “There is no truth in these stories whatsoever.

“None of the three players have been called to give evidence or will be called to give evidence.”

Tuesday night saw the Football Association launch a probe into allegations Terry racially abused Ferdinand towards the end of Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat at Loftus Road.

Terry, who has firmly denied using a racist slur against Ferdinand, is expected to return to the team for tomorrow’s visit of Arsenal, having been rested for Wednesday night’s Carling Cup fourth round victory over Everton at Goodison Park.