Roy Hodgson insists that he will not be asking John Terry to come out of retirement for England.
With Rio Ferdinand's decision to turn down a call-up for the double header with San Marino and Montenegro, Hodgson has been left with few options in central defence.
Chelsea captain Terry retired from international duty last year after he was found guilty of racially insulting Anton Ferdinand - after being cleared in court.
It has been suggested to Hodgson, on the back of Ferdinand's decision not to join up, that Terry could contacted.
But the England boss insists that he respects a decision by any player.
Asked if he considered recalling Terry, Hodgson emphatically said: "No.
"The fact is John Terry has retired from international football, a decision I have respected.
"I think it's wrong for people to ask for people to consistently come back. I'm working with a group of players here and we've had quite a lot of games here since John retired.
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