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Terry urges England fans to cut out boos

England captain John Terry is pleading with fans not to boo them tonight in Estonia.

The Chelsea defender said: "We have to be patient. And, if we don't score in the first 15 minutes, I hope the fans will be."

The Three Lions faithful jeered a sluggish display against Andorra in March and booed midfielder Frank Lampard last Friday in the Wembley friendly against Brazil.

But Terry insisted: "Our fans are brilliant. They travel all over the world and when they are behind us they are the best in the world.

"We will give it 110 per cent for them."

England go into tonight's qualifier five points off the Group E summit. But Terry is determined not to become the first England skipper in 13 years to fail to reach the finals of a major tournament.

He said: "This is the most crucial game I've had as captain. This is a must-win game, we need three points.

"I take full responsibility if we don't qualify but I won't talk negatively. Certainly, it stands to me to lead the boys and make sure we're all right."

Terry also defended Chelsea team-mate Lampard.

The England defender, 26, added: "I was baffled by the stick Lamps got. For England and Chelsea over four years, he has been fantastic. There are not many players who have achieved what he has.

"He can put goals in from nowhere. But take his goals away and he still has a role. He must have been shocked by the treatment. I was."

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