John Terry return to England: Roy Hodgson likely to make clear there is no way back for Chelsea captain

There have been calls for the former captain to return to the squad

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Roy Hodgson will announce on Wednesday whether he intends to bring back John Terry ahead of the World Cup, with every indication that the former England captain will remain in international retirement.

The England manager will be talking ahead of picking his last squad before he names the 23 players he will take to the World Cup at the end of May. England play Denmark in a friendly at Wembley on 5 March, the squad for which will be named on 27 February with many issues still unresolved. Terry has not played since September 2012 and that is unlikely to change.

Hodgson has to decide whether to bring back Andy Carroll and Adam Johnson for one last chance to establish themselves in the squad ahead of Brazil in the summer.

There are a number of candidates for the wide positions, even with Theo Walcott's injury. As well as Johnson, James Milner, Ashley Young, Raheem Sterling, Aaron Lennon, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Andros Townsend are available. Any of those missing out on this squad will fear for their place in Brazil.

There are decisions to be made at left-back, with Luke Shaw pushing for inclusion and Ashley Cole out of favour at Chelsea. At right-back, first-choice Glen Johnson is injured and behind Kyle Walker is teenager Calum Chambers, who has excelled at Southampton.