Chelsea's Lampard insists England can handle Terry absence

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is confident England can cope against Ukraine without John Terry.

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is confident England can cope against Ukraine without John Terry.

Lampard has faith in either Terry's club-mate Gary Cahill or Everton's Phil Jagielka to step in alongside Joleon Lescott.

Midfielder Lampard said: "It is a blow for John personally and for the team because he is an inspirational player and a fantastic centre-half.

"He is a top player and experienced in these qualifying games.

"We saw his ability through the Euros in the summer and the other night and a big player, you always miss.

"But it's squad football and we are fortunate enough to be blessed with fantastic back-up, good centre-halves like Cahill and Jagielka.

"Whoever comes in are experienced top players. Whenever you lose a big player, you need the squad to step up and do the business and I'm sure we've got that."

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