Hodgson warns Chelsea fullback Cole England place no longer guaranteed
England coach Roy Hodgson has warned Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole his first-choice status is under threat.
After being rested for Friday's one-sided romp against San Marino, Cole will return to win his 99th cap tonight as England take on Poland in Warsaw's National Stadium.
"Ashley is still a fantastic player," England manager Roy Hodgson said. "We are lucky though, because Ashley was regarded as the only left-back in England for many years.
"It's been a problem position in many of the countries I've worked, but we are very well off, which is encouraging because, if anything, the importance of their role has increased."