English Championship: Former Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole joins Frank Lampard's Derby for rest of the season

Former England left-back Ashley Cole has joined Frank Lampard’s Derby County revolution until the end of the season after agreeing a deal to work under his old international and Chelsea teammate

Reuters January 22, 2019 15:52:05 IST
English Championship: Former Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole joins Frank Lampard's Derby for rest of the season
  • Cole brings plenty of experience to the table, having won 107 caps for England and made 682 appearances for a host of clubs

  • Derby are currently in the final playoff position of sixth in the second-tier after beating Reading at home on Saturday.

Former England left-back Ashley Cole has joined Frank Lampard’s Derby County revolution until the end of the season after agreeing a deal to work under his old international and Chelsea teammate, the Championship club said on Monday.

English Championship Former Chelsea leftback Ashley Cole joins Frank Lampards Derby for rest of the season

File image of Ashley Cole. AFP

The 38-year-old Cole, who seemed set to retire after being released by Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy in October, described the decision to play for Lampard as a “no-brainer”.

Cole brings plenty of experience to the table, having won 107 caps for England and made 682 appearances for a host of clubs including Arsenal, Chelsea and AS Roma.

“I’m delighted that we’ve been able to secure Ashley’s services for the rest of the season,” Lampard told Derby’s website. “He’s a fantastic player, a quality left-back, and he also brings great experience to the dressing room.

“I’ve made my feelings known over the last couple of days just how highly I think of Ashley and I have no doubt whatsoever he will be a positive addition to our squad.”

Derby are currently in the final playoff position of sixth in the second-tier after beating Reading at home on Saturday.

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