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Terry: I never gave up hope

John Terry always hoped he would captain England again, and admits he "did not necessarily agree" with the move to strip him of the armband.

The Chelsea skipper has been confirmed as captain of his country for a third time and is set to lead the team against Wales on Saturday.

Terry, who was stripped of the armband in February last year following allegations he had an affair with the former girlfriend of ex-team-mate Wayne Bridge, said in The Sun: "I've always done whatever the manager needs of me to make sure we win.

"I moved on very quickly from the decision about losing the captaincy and I've never fallen out with the manager.

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