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Chelsea's Lampard insists England can handle Terry absence

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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