The Chelsea left-back, who has 107 caps for The Three Lions, retired from international duty after being left of out the World Cup squad, but the head coach is open to a U-turn
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Hodgson instead opted to take the Everton defender and Southampton teenager Luke Shaw as his two left-back options, but hopes the Chelsea man may reconsider his decision to retire if Baines were to suffer injury.
"You would have to ask Ashley that [if he would come out of retirement] ... I would like to think so," he told reporters.
"Circumstances could make the decision [not to include Cole] a very good one or it could make it a very bad one.
"If Baines suffered an injury against Peru, it would make the selection of Shaw a very bad selection.
"If we go through the World Cup with Baines playing the majority of games and Shaw coming on and doing very well it makes it a very good one."