Chelsea boss Grant clears Cole for England

Chelsea boss Avram Grant says Ashley Cole will be fit for England's Euro2008 qualifier against Croatia.

Grant confirmed fullback Cole has recovered from his ankle injury after seeing Everton snatch a late draw at Stamford Bridge.

Cole was not in the squad for Sunday's game in which Didier Drogba gave the Blues a 70th-minute lead before Tim Cahill's 90th-minute overhead kick earned a point for the Toffees.

After the game, Grant gave under-fire England coach Steve McClaren some good news when he said: "Ashley is fit for the England game (against Croatia).

"The best two (England) left-backs play at Chelsea, so there is some kind of rotation - Ash played very well before his injury."

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