DREAM TEAM

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE RESULTS -

STE­WART DRUM­MOND - The More­cambe mid­fielder chooses his favourite XI, made up from play­ers he has played with or against in his foot­ball ca­reer.

GOALKEEPER1

Barry Roche – More­cambe I would have to go for my cur­rent goal­keeper at More­cambe. This is purely due to his con­sis­tency as a great shot-stop­per. He’s just a real rock at the back and that’s re­as­sur­ing for the whole team.

RIGHT BACK1

Ben Herd – Alder­shot Town I played with him while at Shrews­bury Town and he can be a real hand­ful from full-back. He dis­plays great en­ergy up and down the pitch and he’s also a really tena­cious char­ac­ter, which helps.

CEN­TRE BACK1

Jim Bent­ley – Re­tired He’s our cur­rent man­ager at More­cambe so I’ve got to stay in his good books! Jim would be in my team as the tow­er­ing, in­tim­i­dat­ing, strong cen­tre-half. He was al­ways the best at win­ning the ball, and you need some­one like that at the back.

CEN­TRE BACK1

Danny Collins – Not­ting­ham For­est I would put Danny along­side Jim as he would be the more foot­balling type of cen­tre-half, I think you need a bit of bal­ance all across the field. He would have a bit more abil­ity on the ball, and act as a play­maker, help­ing the mid­field.

LEFT BACK1

Kevin McIn­tyre – Rochdale Kevin’s very sim­i­lar to Herdy, al­ways ex­cep­tion­ally strong in a tackle – in fact he really loves a tackle. He’s strong up and down the field, some­thing you need from your full-backs. He also whips a great ball in with his left foot.

RIGHT1 MIDFIELD1

Ben Davies – Derby County He would be my set­piece spe­cial­ist. He was al­ways our ex­pert from the dead ball at Shrews­bury and ev­ery team needs one. He also got his fair share of goals from mid­field which is key to any mid­fielder’s game. He al­ways chipped in with a few.

CENTRAL1 MIDFIELD1

Steve Wal­ters – Re­tired For­merly of Crewe Alexan­dra, North­wich Vic­to­ria and More­cambe, he was al­ways our left-footed play­maker in the cen­tre of mid­field in my first spell at More­cambe. He had great vi­sion at pick­ing out passes and set­ting things up, a class act on and off the pitch.

CENTRAL1 MIDFIELD1

David Ed­wards – Wolver­hamp­ton Wan­der­ers Dave gets around the pitch really well. He has great en­ergy, both up and down, and you can see the ef­fort he puts in when he plays. He is my box-to-box mid­fielder. But he’s also got a great deal of tal­ent, as he’s proved by be­ing such a success at Wolves in the Pre­mier League.

LEFT MIDFIELD1

Kevin El­li­son – More­cambe His goal tally is phe­nom­e­nal, un­ri­valled really when com­pared to other left wingers I’ve played with. I also have to in­clude him be­cause of his abil­ity to line up de­fend­ers and just breeze past them like they weren’t there.

STRIKER1

Justin Jack­son – Re­tired Justin is an­other of the guys from my early days, and he was the best fin­isher I have ever played with with­out a doubt and should have gone higher. He had great pace over the top and caused many prob­lems for the de­fence.

STRIKER1

Daryl Clare – Re­tired I have to put Clarey in just for his sheer weight of goals – although he al­ways used to have his Mars bar down his top for when he scored his goals. He al­ways got a fair bit of stick for his rather weighty ap­pear­ance.

JAMIE HOLT

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