IN THE KNOW

Neil Fissler re­ports all the lat­est hot gossip from the trans­fer mar­ket

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LIAM TROT­TER - The Mill­wall mid­fielder chooses his favourite XI, made up from play­ers he has played with or against in his foot­ball ca­reer.

GOALKEEPER1

Shane Sup­ple – Re­tired He was with me at Ipswich when we won the FA Youth Cup in 2005. He re­tired at 21 or 22 be­cause he fell out of love with the game but he would have been a top keeper and prob­a­bly the Repub­lic of Ire­land No 1. He’s the best keeper I’ve played with – ma­ture be­yond his years and very ath­letic.

LEFT BACK1

Scott Bar­ron - Brent­ford He’s just one of the lads, and also one of my best friends in foot­ball. He’s a top lad and a top de­fender. He gets for­ward, he’s at­tack­ing – but he’s mainly in there be­cause he’s my mate.

RIGHT BACK1

Kyle Walker – Tot­ten­ham I played against him when he was at Sh­effield Utd. He was only 18 but you could al­ready see then that with his pace and his abil­ity on the ball he was go­ing to be a de­cent player. He’s gone on to be right back for Eng­land so that speaks for it­self.

CEN­TRE BACK1

Danny Shittu – Mill­wall An ab­so­lute mon­ster and he scares all the cen­tre for­wards. He’s a great guy and a cap­tain and above that a qual­ity player. He wins ev­ery­thing in the air, he’s as strong as an ox and back in his day he could play a bit too, but not so much any more! Ivan Campo – Re­tired I played with him at Ipswich and his ca­reer speaks for it­self. He played for Real Madrid and won the Cham­pi­ons League. He was tech­ni­cally very gifted and could read the game. At Ipswich he was in the twi­light years, but he oozed class and qual­ity.

RIGHT1 MIDFIELD1

Wil­fried Zaha – Crys­tal Palace One of the most skil­ful play­ers I’ve ever come across. He’s got un­be­liev­able bal­ance, just when you feel he’s fall­ing over and about to lose it, he’s dragged it away and he’s off, and with the pace he has as well.

LEFT BACK1

Billy Clarke – Craw­ley This left side is just the lads’ side, it’s my other mate Billy Clarke. He’s got a good record of pro­mo­tions, I think he’s been pro­moted from ev­ery league so far. He’s a top player and he gets a lot of goals. The knee in­jury really killed him at Black­pool when they got to the Pre­mier League but he’s do­ing well now and I think you’ll see him soon enough climb­ing up the leagues.

CENTRAL1 MIDFIELD1

Robert Koren – Hull I’ve played against him quite a few times but one sticks in my head. It was in one of my first games for Ipswich un­der Roy Keane. I played in cen­tre mid­field and he ab­so­lutely ran rings round me. He was just so sharp, so clever – on the ball and off the ball. Syl­vain Leg­win­ski – Re­tired He was an­other older player who came to Ipswich when I was a young­ster and really helped me. He was a lovely man. He played in my po­si­tion and gave me a lot of ad­vice. I think I made my first pro­fes­sional start along­side him.

STRIKER1

Steve Mori­son – Leeds He was here a cou­ple of years back and he’s just an all-round striker. He’s big, he’s strong but he’s also very quick and a good fin­isher. He got a lot of goals and he’s part of the rea­son that Mill­wall are in the Cham­pi­onship. Dar­ren Bent – As­ton Villa He was at Ipswich when I was coming through so I used to train with him when I was with the first team. He’s a qual­ity player, a qual­ity fin­isher. I played against him a few weeks ago and he scored. That’s ev­ery­thing there is about Dar­ren Bent, he just scores goals.

TOM EDE

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