Cole still out
Manchester City striker Andy Cole will be out for at least another three weeks as he battles to recover from his knee ligament operation.How many of you (smart lads that you are) had Samaras v Sunderland? How many have picked him up for Portsmouth?
Cole suffered the injury in last month's Barclays Premiership win over Charlton, and Blues boss Stuart Pearce initially suggested the veteran forward could be back within four weeks. But Pearce has revealed the 33-year-old will be sidelined for Tuesday's FA Cup replay with Aston Villa and a possible sixth-round tie against either West Ham or Bolton. Cole will also sit out the Premiership encounters with Portsmouth, Wigan and Chelsea.