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

Jagielka: 'Hodgson has tough decision at left-back'
© PA Photos
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.

Leighton Baines for England
Read Next:
Baines eyes first-team spot
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account