Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer says England must stick with Chelsea star Ashley Cole. Shearer wanted Cole banned over his tweet calling the FA a "bunch of t**ts". Cole then retweeted a message branding the ex-England skipper a hypocrite.

Yet last night Shearer told The Sun: "He's been our best-ever left-back and it will be a shame if he's only remembered for the things he's done off the pitch rather than for all the things he's done on it.

"I'm pretty sure that Roy Hodgson will think Ashley is our best option and I think he'll play him on Friday because he can offer so much going forward against a team like San Marino."