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Steve Bruce uncertain over John Terry future at Aston Villa

Steve Bruce uncertain on John Terry future
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Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce speaks on the future of John Terry at the club, after his one-year contract expired.

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has not ruled out the possibility of former England captain John Terry staying at the club.

Villa failed to clinch promotion to the Premier League with a 1-0 defeat to Fulham in the Championship playoff final at Wembley on Saturday.

Terry's one-year contract has now officially run out, but Bruce admits that the player is in control of his future at Villa.

"I think that is the question for everybody, John's future. That will depend on John," Bruce told reporters.

"The discussions over the next few weeks will be with John to see what he wants. He had an option if we went up. We had to balance the books last summer to get loans and frees. It is something that has happened over the last two windows and something they are going to have to get used to.

"We had to balance the books last summer. It's something I've had to get used to over the last few transfer windows. There's going to have to be a change of course but we'll ask those questions in the next few weeks."

Terry joined Villa last summer after the 37-year-old became a free agent following his departure from Chelsea.

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Aston Villa manager Steve 'Cheggars' Bruce gestures on the touchline during his side's Championship clash with Birmingham City on October 30, 2016
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