Jagielka unsure if Hodgson can ignore Everton pal Baines

Everton defender Phil Jagielka says England coach Roy Hodgson faces a big decision for his left-back against Poland.

Everton defender Phil Jagielka says England coach Roy Hodgson faces a big decision for his left-back against Poland.

Jagielka has hailed teammate Leighton Baines as the in-form player in the Barclays Premier League this season and he again impressed during Friday's 5-0 win over minnows San Marino at Wembley.

Chelsea star Ashley Cole was rested for that match because of his ongoing ankle problem and he is only two caps away from reaching 100 senior appearances for his country.

Jagielka said: "It is going to be a really tough decision for the manager. Getting to watch Bainesy from a closer view than most, he has had a fantastic start to the season at club level and international level.

"It is not a bad headache for the manager to have. You've got Cole on 98 caps, a fantastic left-back, and then you've got the in-form player in the Premier League in Leighton Baines.

"As far as the manager goes he is going to have a bit of a headache but it will be a nice headache.

"I'm just glad I don't have to make that decision. I think I'd be tossing a coin, heads or tails. But I'm sure the manager will make the right decision."

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