Last Updated: Sat, 13 Oct 2012 15:09
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill is confident he would have the full support of John Terry as he looks to become an England regular.
Terry announced his retirement from international football earlier this month ahead of a FA disciplinary over racism, saying his place in the squad had become untenable.
That opened up a spot in the heart of the England defence, with his club mate Cahill one of the main contenders to fill the role.
The former Bolton man started for the Three Lions in a World Cup qualifier against San Marino on Friday and is in contention to do so again away at Poland on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old revealed that he has yet to have a one-on-one conversation with Terry over his England progress.
However, he is confident that he has Terry's full backing to go on and become a regular England international.
"I've not really had that one-to-one conversation about that particular situation," Cahill said.
"He's always encouraged me and I hope he wishes me well."
Speaking of the game, which England won 5-0, he added: "You don't really take too much out of that because you don't really get asked many questions in the game.
"I've been pleased with my performance. It's just a matter of getting the ball and trying to bring it out from the back and give it to those players that can create chances."
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