Phil Jagielka thinks Roy Hodgson has tough decision to make at left-back

Phil Jagielka
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England defender Phil Jagielka admits that England manager Roy Hodgson has a selection headache at left-back with Ashley Cole and Leighton Baines vying for a starting spot against Poland.

England defender Phil Jagielka has admitted that manager Roy Hodgson has a selection dilemma at left-back for Tuesday's qualifier against Poland.

Hodgson has to make a choice between Ashley Cole and Leighton Baines for a starting spot in Warsaw, a decision that Jagielka thinks is a tough one.

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

"Getting to watch Baines 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."

Hodgson's options on the left side of defence were limited slightly with the news that Ryan Bertrand has been ruled out of the Poland tie, along with Chelsea teammate Frank Lampard.

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