He wrote in The Sun: "He has been England’s best centre-half since the turn of the year and his performances simply demanded his return to the international scene.
"But there is a problem to be faced by Hodgson as Ferdinand rejoins a group of players that includes Ashley Cole.
"This cannot be allowed to fester. When the squad meet up today, Hodgson needs to get both players into a room to sort out their differences.
"There doesn’t need to be a public handshake or anything like that."
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