West Ham boss Allardyce: Cole can make England return

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce feels Joe Cole can play his way back into the England squad. The former Liverpool midfielder made his return to the Hammers yesterday.

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce feels Joe Cole can play his way back into the England squad.

The former Liverpool midfielder made his return to the Hammers yesterday.

Cole told whufc.com: "I don't see why not. If he can recapture his old form and play on a regular basis for us, he is bound to get a bit of interest from Roy Hodgson. I think his main focus first is making sure he plays for West Ham on a regular basis and reproducing the form that we know he can produce."

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