Capello appoints Gerrard as England skipper

England coach Fabio Capello has ruled out the possibility of reappointing John Terry as Three Lions captain and Steven Gerrard will skipper the side against Egypt on Wednesday.

England coach Fabio Capello has ruled out the possibility of reappointing John Terry as Three Lions captain and Steven Gerrard will skipper the side against Egypt on Wednesday.

The injured Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand would have been captain but for injury.

Those worries have led to suggestions that Terry could regain the captaincy in the future, but Capello says that will not happen and Gerrard will act as understudy at Wembley in midweek.

The England manager told Sky Sports News on Tuesday when asked if Terry could return as captain: "I think, no. Next captain will be Rio and for tomorrow the captain will be Steven Gerrard."