Hodgson yet to contact Terry for Championship call up

John Terry is still waiting to discover if he will be in the plans of new England manager Roy Hodgson for the 2012 European Championship.

Much has been made of the Chelsea captain and former ThreeLions skipper’s possible inclusion after off-field controversy and concerns over his form.

Terry is facing a court trial in July, after Euro 2012, for allegedly racially abusing Anton Ferdinandduring a Premier League game against Queens Park Rangers last October. Something which must be giving the new manager some food for thought – will Terry be able to be a member of the same England squad as Ferdinand’s brother, Rio?

The current West Brom head coach said at a media conference at the beginning of May that he wanted to hold talks with Rio Ferdinand and Terry before making any decision, however Hodgson, who is due to begin his work with England on a full-time basis after Sunday’s conclusion to the league season, has not yet been in contact with Terry.

“I’ve not had any call yet but I’m focusing on the league and Chelsea at the moment,” the defender said on Thursday night at Chelsea’s Player of the Year awards.

“Hopefully, I get the call and I’m in the squad – and that goes for many of us here.

“I’ll always be there for my country.”

Hodgson names his Euro 2012 squad next Wednesday and there have been suggestions Terry, who on Tuesday endured a nightmare performance in Chelsea’s defeat by Liverpool, could be left out.

The FA has also confirmed Hodgson’s first game in charge and England’s Euro 2012 send-off at Wembley will be a full-house of almost 90,000 fans after tickets for the international with Belgium on 2nd June sold out.