Loftus Road star could be partnered with rival.
Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand could play next to the man he is accusing of racially abusing him fort England, according to manager Neil Warnock.
The former England U21 international is alleged to have been at the wrong end of a racial slur from the Three Lions and Chelsea captain John Terry.
The 26-year-old will today hand a statement to the Football Association detailing his account of the incident that has rocked football.
Terry has denied racist abuse, although both players were interviewed by the FA at their respective training grounds on Friday.
Warnock’s assessment of Ferdinand’s performance during the 3-1 defeat at Tottenham raises the prospect of the two men playing together at Wembley or in the Euro 2012 finals.
The Loftus Road boss insisted his centre-half was the best player on the pitch as he tried to play down the FA investigation.
“He hasn’t put a foot wrong since he came here and he definitely has the potential to play at the top level for England,” Warnock said.
“I thought he was head and shoulders the man of the match. I didn’t think he made a mistake.
“Did you think it [the FA investigation] affected Ferdinand? I didn’t. I thought he was absolutely magnificent. It speaks volumes for his character. It doesn’t affect us at all.
“He’s made a few mistakes in the past and started thinking he was a bit of a Franz Beckenbauer at times. But he’s defending now.”