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, the Championship club said on Monday.

File image of Ashley Cole. AFP

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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Updated Date: Jan 22, 2019 15:52:05 IST

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