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England team news: Cole set to earn recall for Poland test

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Cole should return to play Poland (©GettyImages)
Cole should return to play Poland (©GettyImages).

Ashley Cole will be recalled to the England team for their vital World Cup qualifier against Poland in Warsaw this evening.

Cole, who has 98 caps for the Three Lions, was dropped for the 5-0 win over San Marino on Friday following his controversial Twitter message about the FA.

The Chelsea defender branded English football’s governing body as a ‘bunch of twats’ after an independent panel described his evidence in John Terry’s trail for racially abusing QPR’s Anton Ferdinand as ‘evolving’.

Cole faces disciplinary action from both Chelsea and England over the incident while he also missed the opportunity to win his 99th cap for England after he was dropped for the game at Wembley on Friday.

According to Sky Sports however, the Chelsea defender will be recalled to the England team to face Poland tonight, with Leighton Baines dropping back down to the bench.

News of his recall comes as rumours continue to circulate over his future at Stamford Bridge.

Reports suggest Chelsea are unwilling to offer Cole a lengthy contract extension which could force the 31-year-old to leave, with Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Real Madrid interested.

In other England team news, Jermain Defoe could be recalled to face Poland ahead of Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck, with his Red Devils team-mate Wayne Rooney partnering the Spurs striker in attack.

Spurs’ Kyle Walker could miss out, with Liverpool’s Glen Johnson stepping into his place, while Steven Gerrard returns and James Milner is expected to take over from the injured Theo Walcott.

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