With Diafra Sakho possibly missing until the end of the campaign it seems that Cole is bang in the frame for a run of games.
The Senegal striker is believed to have torn a thigh muscle meaning that Cole will almost certainly get the nod for Manchester city (away) this weekend and beyond.
Enner Valencia is likely to partner Cole in attack at at the weekend with Allardyce saying: “Sakho has a thigh problem. He’ll be out until maybe the end of the season.
“So, I am expecting Carlton to play a big role for us in the next few games and he can deliver for us against Man City.”