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Terry waiting for Hodgson call

Former skipper has not been contacted yet

ESPN staff

John Terry was stripped of the captaincy© PA Photos

Chelsea defender John Terry revealed on Thursday that he has still to hear from the new England manager, but pledged his commitment to the cause if he is picked for Euro 2012.

Hodgson confirmed upon his appointment he would speak to both Terry and Rio Ferdinand before picking his squad in order to determine whether they could play together.

Terry, who was stripped of the England captaincy earlier this year, faces trial in July after being charged with racially abusing Ferdinand's younger brother Anton, an accusation he denies.

''I've not had any call yet but I'm focusing on the league and Chelsea at the moment,'' Terry said at Chelsea's Player of the Year awards.

''Hopefully, I get the call and I'm in the squad - and that goes for many of us here. I'll always be there for my country.''

Hodgson names his Euro 2012 squad on Wednesday with suggestions that he will leave Terry out gathering pace.


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