Cole has suggested that he wants to feature for the Midlands club before the end of the season to try and take some of the pressure away from the players who have been dealing with the challenge of pushing the side further away from the bottom three in recent weeks.
“This is the business end of the season and with my experience I would like to make an impact,” said Cole.
“The international break is a good opportunity to build up some fitness and make myself available for the Man United game.”
Cole’s experience is going to be important because there are going to be some very tense and difficult situations over the rest of the campaign.
There are going to be matches, which may not pan out in the way that the manager would hope, which could cause some of the younger players in the team to let their heads drop at key times.
Cole’s job will be to keep those players motivated and to keep them battling hard in games when it seems like there is nothing to play for.
Cole should be fresh after the international break and looking to take advantage of some tired legs in opponents.
He’s still capable of producing that moment of quality on the ball, whether it’s a pass or a finish and Sherwood will be delighted that he’s putting his hand up to be counted at a vital moment of the season.