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Poland scout: England weaker without Chelsea captain Terry

Poland scout Hubert Malowiejski believes England are weaker without Chelsea skipper John Terry.

Poland have beaten England only once in their history and have injury problems.

But Malowiejski said: "I don't know the whole John Terry story but for Poland it is better that he is not playing. I know the case but I don't know the real reason. England can miss his mentality, that's a factor. He has quality of course, maybe more than Lescott or Jagielka, but the main thing they miss without John Terry is mental. They miss his fight, his passion and his example when things do not go well. He is an inspiration for the rest of the England players, he has rescued many situations. He defends bravely.

"It is peculiar that England have no Terry or Rio Ferdinand, but we have to focus on the new central defenders. Terry missing is not a direct advantage for us, but it's some kind of trouble for Roy Hodgson."

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