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Fabio Capello Will Name John Terry As England Captain

Italian has no problem in re-instating disgraced Stamford Bridge player for Millennium Stadium clash.

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England manager will name John Terry as captain for the upcoming international matches if other senior players are out injured.

The 30-year-old lost the captaincy last year amid allegations of him sleeping with former team-mate Wayne Bridge’s girlfriend.

But Capello will give back the armband if Rio Ferdinand and Steven Gerrard do not recover, as expected, in time for the Euro 2012 tie with Wales on March 26 and the friendly with Ghana on March 29.

Terry was upset after the friendly with Denmark last month when the armband was handed from player to player, as one by one they were substituted, while he was ignored.

Capello is happy to make Terry his skipper once again but will keep his options open until a decision has to be made.

“Fabio Capello was asked by a journalist over lunch whether it was unfair that, in the last game, the captain’s armband was handed around, when Frank Lampard came off, and not offered to John Terry,” an FA source told ESPN.

“Fabio Capello feels it is a long time since John Terry was punished and the captaincy was taken from him, and therefore he should be considered as an option to be the captain.

“Fabio is most likely to look at the dynamic of the dressing room and weigh up all those options before making up his mind.

“But it doesn’t look as though Rio will be fit, and without Steven Gerrard, John Terry would be an option to be captain for that game.”

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