FORMER Saints' star, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's father has indicated his family could yet travel to watch the uncapped midfielder at Euro 2012 despite fears of racial abuse.

Mark Chamberlain, a former England international, confirmed his family had for the moment shelved plans to see their 18-year-old son play in Ukraine and Poland due to concerns over their safety.

Theo Walcott's family have already indicated they will not travel this summer for fear of the racism they may encounter.

While Chamberlain admitted he would put his family's safety first, he revealed they could yet fly out should England progress to the latter stages.

''It (the decision to travel) could change at any time,'' he told Sky Sports News.

''At this moment in time there are concerns. If England do well and as the tournament goes on and if Alex is involved more than I think he may be then a decision will be made at that time.

''It's just my personal choice really.

''I wouldn't go into it, it's nothing definitive but there have been reports over the last couple of weeks of racist taunts and threats so it's just prudent for myself to keep away from it.

Missing his son's international competitive debut would unsurprisingly be a disappointment for Chamberlain.

''I'd like to be out there to see him if he gets on and makes his debut.

''It's very disappointing, but your safety's more important than a game of football.

''There's been a concerted effort and a campaign to tackle racism. In this country it seems to have gone well but unfortunately in other parts of the world not so well.''