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Terry to stand by decision

14 Jan 2008 - 09:52:49

England captain John Terry has revealed he would understand should coach Fabio Capello decide to stamp his authority on the squad with a new skipper.

The Chelsea defender could miss Capello's first game in charge against Switzerland at Wembley on February 6 with an ongoing foot injury.

There are also rumours that the Italian coach could hand the captaincy to former skipper David Beckham on his 100th appearance for his country.

However, whatever Capello decides to do with the armband, Terry claims he is 100 per cent behind the new coach.

Speaking about Beckham, he said: "It would be great for his family for him to have the armband.

"But it doesn't matter who is captain. It's a decision I will fully respect.

"The most important thing is making England great again.

"If we can get England back to winning ways it will make everyone happy."

Meanwhile, Terry has backed Beckham's reintroduction to the England squad following his port World Cup axing by former coach Steve McClaren.

"David has been in great form for England since he has come back," he added.

"He is fit and has many years ahead of him. He is a great player and a great lad to have around the place.

"We hope that not only does he play his hundred, but many more after that."

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