DREAM TEAM

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE RESULTS -

ANDY TAY­LOR – The Wal­sall de­fender chooses his favourite XI, made up from play­ers he has played with or against in his foot­ball ca­reer

GOAL­KEEPER

Danny Coyne – Re­tired I played with Danny at Tran­mere and he was a re­ally nice guy and a great goal­keeper. You al­ways felt con­fi­dent play­ing in front of him, which was re­ally re­as­sur­ing. He played for a lot of dif­fer­ent clubs and he’s now coach­ing at Shrews­bury. I wish him all the best.

RIGHT BACK

Kyle Walker – Tot­ten­ham When he was about 20, he came to Sh­effield United and you could just tell he was go­ing to make it. He was so ath­letic and so pow­er­ful, fast and strong. I’d put him up there as the best right back in the coun­try. He also had a re­ally nice man­ner about him, not big headed at all and just ea­ger to learn.

CEN­TRE BACKS

Chris Mor­gan – Re­tired He’s a good pal of mine who I played with at Sh­effield United. He’s a first-class pro­fes­sional and a born leader and cap­tain. He would throw his body on the line ev­ery minute of ev­ery game. We both suf­fered se­ri­ous cru­ci­ate knee in­juries at the same time so helped each other. Andy But­ler – Wal­sall Another fan­tas­tic pro and our cap­tain at Wal­sall. He is just a very solid de­fender, re­li­able and also a nice guy. I’ve gone with play­ers who are hard-work­ing pro­fes­sion­als and Andy cer­tainly fits that bill.

LEFT BACKI

Andy Tay­lor – Wal­sall I’ve got to put my­self in my own dream, haven’t I? You’d prob­a­bly have to ask my team-mates about my strengths but I like to get for­ward and at­tack as much as I can. I’d also say I’m one of the brighter foot­ballers around – I man­aged to get seven A stars in my GCSEs and two A-lev­els!

RIGHT MID­FIELD

Aaron Len­non – Tot­ten­ham I played with Aaron at youth level with Eng­land at U18, U19 and U20 level. He was just so un­be­liev­ably quick and it was just so hard to han­dle his pace and de­fend against him. Another you could tell would go on and be a top player.

CENTRALI MID­FIELD­ERS

Tom Hud­dle­stone – Hull City Another I played with at Eng­land youth level. He is prob­a­bly the best tech­ni­cal player I have ever seen. He is good with both feet, can spread the ball around the pitch and is a big phys­i­cal guy. I was very im­pressed with what I saw play­ing with him and he’s on fire at the minute for Hull. Nick Mont­gomery – Cen­tral Coast Mariners An ab­so­lute work­horse and some­body you would want in your team. He would just not stop run­ning the whole game – a born win­ner who works his socks off. He was not the most tech­ni­cally gifted but made up for it with his work-load.

LEFT MIDFIELDI

Jamie Ward – Derby County I played with him at Sh­effield United and he was just an ab­so­lute livewire on the wing who could change a game. He’s a clever player who can fin­ish well and is hard to pin down. Off the pitch he is a joker to have around the chang­ing room.

STRIK­ERS

Ched Evans – Un­at­tached He scored some­thing like 30-odd goals when we were at Sh­eff United, and at the time he was only young so he was get­ting bet­ter and bet­ter all the time. He was a pow­er­ful cen­tre for­ward, al­most in the Alan Shearer mould and had a thunderbolt of a shot. Chris Porter – Sh­effield United He is a big tar­get man, al­ways a hand­ful to play against but holds the ball up re­ally well. It was great to play with him at Sh­effield United. He is also the tight­est man I have ever met, he would open his wal­let and moths would fly out. He is also a shock­ing golfer – all the gear but no idea.

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