DREAM TEAM

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE RESULTS -

IAN HEN­DER­SON – The Rochdale mid­fielder chooses his favourite XI, made up from play­ers he has played with or against in his football ca­reer.

GOALKEEPER1

Rob Green – Queens Park Rangers One of the best keep­ers I have played with and if it had not been for in­juries then I am sure he would have gone on to achieve even big­ger things in his ca­reer.

RIGHT BACK1

Mark Lit­tle – Peter­bor­ough He’s got a good physique and is very good go­ing for­ward. He’s also an ex­cel­lent one-on-one defender which I saw first­hand when we were at Northamp­ton to­gether in 2008.

CEN­TRE BACK1

Harry Maguire – Sh­effield Utd A young boy at Sh­effield United – he’s only about 18 or 19-years-old – but he’s a big, tall lad for his age. De­spite his age he plays as though he’s been play­ing for years and years. He’s very com­mand­ing in the air and he’s very as­tute with the ball at his feet as well. I think he’s got a big fu­ture, and they ob­vi­ously think very highly of him at Bra­mall Lane as well.

CEN­TRE BACK1

Har­lee Dean – Brent­ford Com­fort­able on the ball and when he comes out from the back he doesn’t look out of place. He’s very good one-onone and he’s got great foot­balling at­tributes. He’s im­pressed me a lot when I’ve seen him this sea­son.

LEFT BACK1

Rhoys Wig­gins – Charlton He’s hard to get past but he’s very com­fort­able on the ball. He’s an ex­cit­ing left-back go­ing for­ward and he’s got a good cross on him as well. He’s played pretty much all of Charlton’s games this sea­son.

RIGHT1 MIDFIELD1

Matt Ritchie – Bournemouth He was at Swin­don at the time when he im­pressed me. He’s a re­ally good player – and he has a great left foot. He’s got a real un­der­stand­ing of football and picks up re­ally good po­si­tions. He also scores a lot of goals, which is al­ways a valu­able as­set to have in a mid­fielder.

CENTRAL1 MIDFIELD1

An­thony Wordsworth – Ip­swich I’d have to put my old col­league in there. I think ev­ery club should have some­one like An­thony be­cause he adds a lot to the side. He’s got all the pass­ing ranges and also an eye for goal. He’s a good pro­fes­sional as well and de­served his move to Ip­swich.

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Jonathan Dou­glas – Brent­ford Dic­tates play and he’s got a good range of pass­ing as well, like An­thony. He’s a very ex­pe­ri­enced player which maybe An­thony lacks, hav­ing played for the likes of Black­burn, Leeds and Swin­don.

LEFT MIDFIELD1

Marc Pugh – Bournemouth A very tech­ni­cal player, he’s al­ways dink­ing around whether that be on the left or the right, and I’d imag­ine he’s very dif­fi­cult to play against for a full-back. He’s done very well for Bournemouth this sea­son.

STRIKER1

Chris Brown – Don­caster He’s an old-fash­ioned cen­tre-for­ward, a big num­ber nine who puts him­self about. Holds the ball up well and scores a lot of goals, which is all you need. He’s a great lad to have about the place as well.

STRIKER1

Fred­die Sears – Colch­ester I’d def­i­nitely put Fred­die in there. I saw an aw­ful lot of him while I was at Colch­ester – he’s got elec­tric pace and he’s a great lad. Also, his fin­ish­ing is re­ally, re­ally good – you can tell he was well schooled at West Ham.

JAMIE HOLT

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