Hodgson on collision course with FA over Terry U-turn

Football Association commission member Danny Mills insists the Chelsea captain merits a place in the England squad, but the Three Lions boss says the team has moved on
Roy Hodgson insists he is not tempted to recall John Terry to the England squad ahead of next summer's World Cup despite the insistence of Danny Mills that the Chelsea captain merits a place.

The Three Lions slumped to a second consecutive home defeat for the first time since 1977 at home to a second-string Germany side on Tuesday evening at Wembley.

After the match Football Association commission member Mills told BBC Radio 5live that he believes Hodgson should approach Terry and get him to reconsider his international retirement, but the England boss disagrees.

"We've moved on from that. John retired," Hodgson told reporters.

"We've qualified with our 10 matches and 10 matches with Gary Cahill and Phil Jagielka and we've seen a very good performance from Chris Smalling tonight.

"I think it's important that we continue along those lines, continue looking forward and that we don't start panicking and looking backwards every time we have a reverse."

Following England's defeat, Mills had said of Terry: "Forget about the off-field stuff, the personal issues and whatever else - he's one of the best players we have.

"He's better than Jagielka, he's better than Cahill, he's better than Smalling and he's better than Jones."
Forget about the off-field stuff, the personal issues and whatever else."