By Daniel Davis For Mailonline
Published: 17:29 BST, 11 October 2020 | Updated: 17:36 BST, 11 October 2020
Harry Maguire has been delivered a stark warning over his England starting role by former international Ashley Cole.
The Manchester United captain was restored to the Three Lions' line-up against Belgium on Sunday, in what proved to be his first international appearance after his arrest in Greece following a heated bar brawl.
But despite being brought back into the squad by Gareth Southgate, Cole insists that Maguire has improve his performances after a poor start to the season to fend off competition ahead of next summer's European Championships.
Ashley Cole has warned Harry Maguire that he must improve his performances for England
Ex-Three Lions international Cole pointed out competition from Conor Coady and Joe Gomez
Conor Coady was handed his second appearance for England in the friendly win over Wales in midweek and even capped off an impressive showing with a well-taken goal.
And Cole believes that the Wolves defender, and Liverpool regular Joe Gomez, are both mounting serious competition to usurp Maguire.