The FA has issued a statement on Ashley Cole and a misconduct charge, plus there is further news on Ryan Bertrand’s illness.
The statement on Cole reads:
‘Ashley Cole has admitted an FA charge in relation to a Twitter comment which was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute.
‘Cole has requested a non-personal hearing, the date of which has yet to be set’
Cole is currently with the England squad ahead of Friday evening’s match against San Marino however Bertrand withdrew on Thursday morning and returned to Chelsea. He will be reassessed on Sunday ahead of England’s World Cup qualifier against Poland on Tuesday.
The news of Bertrand’s condition is he has a systemic viral infection.