Roy Hodgson admits he is concerned Rio Ferdinand may have a "grievance" against him over his lengthy exile from the England team.
Hodgson recalled the Manchester United defender for the away World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro later this month.
It is the first time Ferdinand has been named in a squad by Hodgson since he replaced Fabio Capello as England head coach 10 months ago.
Hodgson intends to talk to Ferdinand "face to face" when the England squad meet up next week, along with the other recalled players in Scott Parker and Michael Dawson.
But he did concede that Ferdinand, 34, may hold some sort of grudge after being left out of the Euro 2012 squad for "footballing reasons" and then not selected.
When asked if it was a concern Ferdinand may have a grievance, Hodgson said: "I suppose it is a concern, yes.
"But I can't do more than I am now, giving him the chance to come back, asking him to come back, making it clear I would like to use him.
"I can't do ...