Hodgson considering dropping John Terry

New England manager Roy Hodgson is believed to be considering leaving former captain John Terry at home for Euro 2012, according to The Daily Mail.

The Chelsea skipper is due to stand trail in July for allegedly racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, and Hodgson has to consider whether Terry and the victim’s brother Rio Ferdinand can both be in the same squad.

The newspaper indicate that the West Brom boss is thinking about opting for Ferdinand and not Terry, but will hold talks with both players before making his final decision.

The England squad for Euro 2012 is due to be released after the end of the Premier League season, with next Monday believed to be the date that Hodgson will reveal the contingent that will travel to Ukraine and Poland.

Other central defenders in the mix are Joleon Lescott, Gary Cahill, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.

By Gareth McKnight