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