French Ligue 1

Cole set for Lille bow

September 9, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Lille coach Rudi Garcia is considering handing England international Joe Cole his Ligue 1 debut against Saint-Etienne this weekend.

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Cole joined the French champions on a season-long loan from Liverpool on transfer deadline day, along with Auxerre striker Ireneusz Jelen, and while the duo are yet to reach optimum condition, Garcia wants to give them the chance to prove they are ready for action.
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