DREAM TEAM

SCOTT SHEARER - The Rother­ham keeper chooses his favourite XI, made up from play­ers he has played with or against in his foot­ball ca­reer.

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE RESULTS - JAMIE HOLT

GOALKEEPER1

Billy Tur­ley – Re­tired He’s one of my good mates but ev­ery time I’ve played against him he seems to have an ab­so­lute worldie. He was some­body I looked up to when I was younger. He was very com­mand­ing and com­mu­ni­cated well with his de­fend­ers. When his team were do­ing well, he was do­ing well.

RIGHT BACK1

David Hunt – Craw­ley Town He started as a cen­tral mid­fielder so he was very com­fort­able on the ball. You didn’t see many peo­ple get past him, and his po­si­tional sense was really good.

LEFT BACK1

Steve Staunton – Re­tired I played with him at Coven­try and Stan was very good for me. He helped me out a lot and dur­ing the game and he wouldn’t just worry about him­self, he would help me out a lot per­son­ally which was good. He was a good role model for ev­ery­one at the club.

CEN­TRE BACK1

John Demp­ster – Mans­field Town He’s one of th­ese cen­tre halves who are very de­ceiv­ing, I’m sure strik­ers looked at him and thought ‘I’m go­ing to have a field day here’ but he rarely needed to jump to win a header. He used ev­ery­thing he had to his full po­ten­tial. He was al­ways mak­ing cru­cial blocks and win­ning head­ers. Leon John­son – Wy­combe Wan­der­ers He’s very com­fort­able on the ball for a cen­tre half so as a goal­keeper you could give it to him in any po­si­tion and he wouldn’t panic. His po­si­tional sense was very good and he was a good leader. He or­gan­ised ev­ery­thing and we clicked at Wy­combe.

CENTRAL1 MIDFIELD1

John Mous­inho – Pre­ston Just an ab­so­lute en­gine. He’s very good tech­ni­cally, he scores goals from mid­field but he does the at­tack­ing and de­fen­sive sides as well. He’s one of those play­ers who worked well for the team. He’s al­ways there to help out. David No­ble – Rother­ham I’m with him at the moment and he should be play­ing at a higher level. He’s had a few bad in­juries but the guy is just dif­fer­ent class. He gets the ball and makes things hap­pen. He’s phys­i­cally fit now, so I’m hop­ing he’ll stay in­jury free to help Rother­ham. Craig Pead – Re­tired He was very good tech­ni­cally. You could give him the ball in a two-yard space and he would get out of it. He was al­ways win­ning tack­les, do­ing the ugly side of the game for the team and would come up with the odd goal too. A good team player.

STRIKER1

Matt Tubbs – Bournemouth He’s an out and out goal ma­chine. When I was with him at Craw­ley he scored an un­be­liev­able num­ber of goals but that wasn’t all he did – he used to work and stretch teams to make space for other play­ers. He would run the chan­nels and get up for head­ers, but if you gave him one chance he would score. He had an un­be­liev­able record. Gary McSheffrey – Coven­try A very clever foot­baller, you could play him up front or just in be­hind. When he got pro­moted at Birm­ing­ham, he was play­ing left mid­field and scored 20-odd goals. He’s prob­a­bly the best I’ve ever played with. Ju­nior Agogo – Re­tired The guy was a ma­chine. He was just an an­i­mal. He used to bully de­fend­ers and he would al­ways seem to score at least one goal a game, even if he wasn’t hav­ing a good one. He was just dif­fer­ent class, some­one you would al­ways rely on for a goal.

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