Former Arsenal and England defender Martin Keown believes that Roy Hodgson should not recall Chelsea captain John Terry to the England squad.
Hodgson recently commented on Terry returning for the national side fuelling speculation ahead of Euro 2016. But Keown believes that would dent the confidence of the current squad.
Speaking to the Daily Mail Keown said “This group of players has helped Roy to qualify with an impeccable record and I wouldn’t think he’d be about to jettison any of them now.
“You have to trust in the players and protect their long-term development, especially John Stones.
“I think if Hodgson did go back to Terry it would be such a hit to their confidence because it would suggest he thinks they’re not good enough when they are the future of this team.”