DREAM TEAM

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS - PIPPA FIELD

ALAN JUDGE – The Black­burn and for­mer Notts County winger chooses his favourite XI, made up from play­ers he has played with or against in his football ca­reer.

GOAL­KEEPER

Bar­tosz Bialkowski – Notts County He’s one of the best shot stop­pers I’ve played with, he went to County last year and we didn’t know much about him but he was fan­tas­tic. You hear of keep­ers that save 5-10 points and he saved us 20 points last sea­son.

RIGHT BACK

Stephen Darby – Brad­ford City Mr Con­sis­tent on the pitch, some­one who week in week out puts in 100 per-cent. He used to take a few ham­mer­ings for his big nose but a great char­ac­ter, and a very solid all-round player.

CEN­TRE BACK

Grant Han­ley – Black­burn Rovers Grant is a per­fect model of a cen­tre half. He knows when he needs to make a tackle, how to win a header and he’s got a great pres­ence on the pitch. He’s worked hard to play at the level he’s reached and I’m sure he will play at even higher lev­els yet.

CEN­TRE BACK

Dean Lea­cock – Notts County Sim­i­lar to Grant, Dean has a pres­ence on the pitch that scares cen­tre for­wards and is a good friend of mine. He’s al­ways looked af­ter him­self and can read the game very well be­fit­ting some­one who played in the Pre­mier League with Ful­ham.

LEFT BACK

Stephen Warnock – Leeds United I’ve played with and against Stephen. He’s got a great mo­tor con­stantly work­ing up and down the line, never giv­ing the op­po­si­tion full-back a sec­ond’s rest, and knows when to stick an im­por­tant foot in too. He’s got a fan­tas­tic left foot, and I’ve seen him score some won­der­ful goals with it.

CENTRALI MIDFIELDI

Neal Bishop – Black­pool I played with Neal for three years, and he’s got a great engine that cov­ers ev­ery blade of grass. I would hate to to play against him, such a tough op­po­nent.

CENTRALI MID­FIELD

Tu­gay – Re­tired Al­though I only played with him a few times he was a fan­tas­tic player and at his best no one could touch him. No mat­ter where he was on the pitch he would find ten yards of space, and would be able to cre­ate some­thing out of noth­ing. He scored some amaz­ing goals and could pass the ball inch per­fect whether it was five yards or 50.

RIGHTI MID­FIELD

Luke Mur­phy – Leeds United He has a great range of pass­ing and great tech­nique. I’m cer­tain he will go on to big things as he has just moved to Leeds. Af­ter the great goal he scored in the John­stone’s Paint Tro­phy fi­nal for Crewe this year, he’s des­tined for star­dom.

LEFT MID­FIELD

Tom Ince – Black­pool FC Tom has got ev­ery­thing to be an even bet­ter foot­baller, the abil­ity, the at­ti­tude, and the fa­ther to help him do it all. He’s also very grown up for a young foot­baller, and I’m look­ing for­ward to watch­ing him more this sea­son.

STRIKER

Lee Hughes – Port Vale He scored goals for fun. You could put him any­where and he would be able to find the back of the net, he had such a great goal-scor­ing instinct.

STRIKER

Lee Miller – Carlisle United He was a com­plete cen­tre for­ward, and al­though I only played with him for two months he was ex­cep­tional at hold­ing the ball up and was a clas­sic tar­get man. He was good in the air, and could also cre­ate some­thing spe­cial with the ball at his feet. It was bril­liant play­ing with him.

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