DREAM TEAM

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE RESULTS -

SHAUN BATT – The Ley­ton Ori­ent striker chooses his favourite XI, made up from play­ers he has played with or against in his football ca­reer.

GOALKEEPERI

David Forde – Mill­wall He is prob­a­bly in the best form of his life at the mo­ment. He was in­cred­i­ble in train­ing and the same in matches. He is a re­ally good goal­keeper, one of the best I have played with but he strug­gled a bit with some of my shots!

RIGHT BACKI

Damian Batt – Un­at­tached My brother was the rea­son I got into football. I used to get taken along to watch his train­ing ses­sions so I learnt a lot from him and he made me a much bet­ter player, which I’m sure he’ll be pleased to hear.

LEFT BACKI

Shane Lowry – Mill­wall He was with me at Mill­wall and was an in­cred­i­ble player. He used to take free­kicks and scored some ab­so­lute screamers – in train­ing and in matches. You’d have to watch your head if you were in the wall though!

ICEN­TRE BACKI

Danny Shittu – Mill­wall He plays re­ally well from the back and is so solid in the air, which isn’t a sur­prise given the size of him. He plays the way he trains and is a bit of a char­ac­ter – he helps the young guys out a lot which is im­por­tant for a cap­tain.

ICEN­TRE BACKI

Sean St Ledger – Le­ices­ter He can play both at cen­tre back and in the mid­field, but I played with him while he was a cen­tre half and he was su­perb. He played out re­ally well from the back and he was al­ways on the ball. I wasn’t with him enough to get to know him off the pitch un­for­tu­nately.

IRIGHT MIDFIELDI

Moses Odubajo – Ley­ton Ori­ent I play with him now at Ley­ton Ori­ent and he has the ca­pa­bil­i­ties to play much higher. He is only young and has a lot of pace and skill, as well as be­ing able to play right back. He can defi- nitely play in the Pre­mier League.

LEFT MID­FIELD

Ge­orge Boyd – Hull City Tigers He’s such a good player, and he scores some fan­tas­tic goals as well. I re­mem­ber a goal he scored last year which was a half-vol­ley on the halfway line. He has the chance to play higher up now. He is the best I have ever played with.

CENTRALI MIDFIELDI

Liam Trot­ter – Mill­wall He is one of my best friends in football, we share a lot of jokes. We went on loan to­gether and he’s shown that he can get a lot of goals from mid­field. He is a bit of a prankster though, I would come in from train­ing and he wouldl go into my wash bag and put my clothes round the train­ing room.

CENTRALI MIDFIELDI

Hope Ak­pan – Read­ing He got his move to Read­ing and a taste for the Pre­mier League but he is still a young guy. I think he has what it takes to play at that level. Maybe in a year or two, if Read­ing can get pro­moted, he will shine.

STRIKERI

Craig Mack­ail-Smith – Brighton I was just a young­ster com­ing through the ranks and he was the player who played week-in week-out at Da­gen­ham & Red­bridge. I learnt a lot from him. He is one of those play­ers who doesn’t train very well but will score three in the first half-hour of a game.

STRIKERI

Chris Wood – Le­ices­ter I played with him when I was on loan at Mill­wall, he went on to score about 12 goals in a few months which was scary. I’m pretty sure he has got what it takes to play at a higher level, I wouldn’t be sur­prised if he did and he’s do­ing well now at Le­ices­ter.

JAMIE HOLT

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