Hodgson handed Cole his 100th cap earlier this season though and he is not about to give up on the Chelsea man just yet.
"Knowing Ashley as I do I'm pretty certain he is working every day to show Jose Mourinho he is making the right choice," Hodgson said.
"If he doesn't get back in the team it is not going to change my opinion on Ashley Cole.
"I know what he can do, 106 caps for England says everything. It would quite simply be a choice at the end."
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