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Apr 18, 2013

Terry: I accept Chelsea rotation

Chelsea defender John Terry has said he accepts interim manager Rafa Benitez's rotation system and will be "the biggest supporter in the dressing room" when he is not playing.

The club captain scored twice in Wednesday's 3-0 win at Fulham, but had been an unused substitute in the previous game - the 2-1 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Manchester City at Wembley.

Despite the defender's goals, Benitez said he was not guaranteed a starting place for Chelsea's next match, away to Liverpool this weekend.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Terry said: "With Gary [Cahill] coming back, I don't know where that puts me in the pecking order. All I can do is train hard and, when I get a chance, play well.

"There are no complaints. I accept the rotation system. I can definitely play twice a week, three games a week if need be.

"I'm fit, I'm training every day and have been for the last three months [since recovering from a knee injury], so I just want to set the record straight.

"I'm available but, at the same time, if the manager chooses not to pick me, there is not a problem because I'm Chelsea through and through and I want nothing more than to get Champions League football.

"If that means me playing, great, if not, I will be the biggest supporter in the dressing room. It's down to me to work hard and maybe prove him [Benitez] wrong."

Terry told the club's official website that "everyone is disappointed if they don't play football matches" but realised that would sometimes be the case at a club with a big squad.

He said Chelsea's players "were very much professional and will do our job, whether we play or not".

Terry scored two headers to seal Chelsea's win in the West London derby at Craven Cottage after David Luiz had opened the scoring with a venomous long-range strike.

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