Pearce tightlipped over international future of Chelsea captain Terry

England coach Stuart Pearce is tightlipped over the international future of Chelsea captain John Terry.

England coach Stuart Pearce is tightlipped over the international future of Chelsea captain John Terry.

Terry was stripped of the England captaincy earlier this month when the trial to determine whether he racially abused QPR's Anton Ferdinand was scheduled after Euro 2012. Pearce was appointed caretaker manager a fortnight ago after Fabio Capello quit over the matter and on Thursday declared himself ready to remain in charge until after this summer's tournament.

But he would not be drawn on what that might mean for Terry's hopes of being picked, saying only: "We'd probably chat nearer the summer."

Pearce did indicate the 31-year-old, who denies using a racist slur, would not have been selected for the squad that was announced on Thursday, which was also missing Frank Lampard and Ferdinand's brother Rio.

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