Hodgson shuts down England recall talk for Chelsea captain Terry

England coach Roy Hodgson has shut down talk of recalling Chelsea captain John Terry.

England coach Roy Hodgson has shut down talk of recalling Chelsea captain John Terry.

Terry featured in all four of England's Euro 2012 matches under Hodgson and retired from international football following the World Cup qualifying win in Moldova - the last of his 78 caps - prior to being banned by the FA for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand.

Hodgson gave the suggestion of a return short shrift.

"We've moved on from that. John retired," the England boss told BBC Sport after the game. "We've qualified with our 10 matches and 10 matches with (Gary) Cahill and (Phil) Jagielka and we've seen a very good performance from Chris Smalling tonight.

"I think it's important that we continue along those lines, continue looking forward and that we don't start panicking and looking backwards every time we have a reverse."

 
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