Ashley Cole will miss Friday's FIFA World Cup™ qualifier with Montenegro at Wembley, the Football Association have confirmed.

Cole complained of a rib problem during Chelsea's English Premier League 3-1 victory at Norwich City on Sunday and went for a scan on Monday morning which has confirmed the full-back will not be able to play in the first match of England's double header at Wembley on Friday.

While the left-back could be available for the following Tuesday's game against Poland, it seems unlikely the veteran will be involved. Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs has been added to Roy Hodgson's squad, while Everton's Leighton Baines is set to start.