Terry ready to be patient as he steps up Chelsea comeback

John Terry knows he cannot just walk back into the Chelsea team despite making his return from a two-month injury lay-off, Sky Sports has reported.

Terry played 45 minutes in Chelsea’s U-21 fixture against Fulham at the Chelsea training ground, with Chelsea running out 2-0 victors thanks to a goal from Islam Feruz and a penalty, converted by Lewis Baker.

The match was Terry’s first taste of competitive action since he suffered a knee injury in a collision with Liverpool striker Luis Suarez when the Blues met the Reds at Stamford Bridge in November. 16 games has passed since then with Terry able to do nothing but watch from the stands. But the Chelsea captain admits he might find it difficult to get back into the side.

Terry said: “The lads have been playing well as well, so I know better than anybody I have to wait my time and be patient and try to get back in the squad first, than the team after that.

On the plus side for the former England skipper, he did not feel any reaction in his bad knee, with Sky Sports adding that he could even be back involved with the senior side this weekend, when Rafael Benitez’s side play Stoke City.

Terry added: “I felt fine, totally fine. Passing, tackling, everything felt fine. It’s really positive to come through a game and hopefully give myself a chance to be back involved with the first team.

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