Hud­der­s­field’s Adam Clay­ton picks his best XI

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Kasper Sch­me­ichel – Le­ices­ter City He’s prob­a­bly the best kicker of a foot­ball as a goalie I’ve seen. Kasper and Joe Hart used to zing it all over in train­ing at Man City! He loved a joke but when it comes to game time he’s very se­ri­ous.


Kieran Trip­pier – Burn­ley I played with him most of my youth ca­reer and he’s been the best right back in the Cham­pi­onship this year. He’s got the most as­sists and I wouldn’t mind that at­tack­ing threat down the wing in my team! Ob­vi­ously he’s got people like Danny Ings and Sam Vokes turn­ing his crosses in but he’s putting balls on a plate for them.


Micah Richards – Manch­ester City He’s an ab­so­lute beast and one of the best phys­i­cal spec­i­mens I’ve ever seen. You would strug­gle to get any­one to out-run him or out-mus­cle him. I saw him when he first came into the City team and this is his best po­si­tion.


Ne­dum On­uoha – QPR If any­one did beat Micah then Ne­dum could catch them. When he first came into the City team he was like the next Sol Camp­bell. He’s one of the fastest play­ers I’ve seen and could’ve been a sprinter. He’s got about 400 A-Lev­els as well!


Ian Harte – Bournemouth I’m go­ing with a golden oldie but I want him when he was 25! I went on loan to Carlisle when he was there and he scored 19 goals from cen­tre half! He’s got the best left-foot I’ve seen. He scored loads of free­kicks and got his move to Read­ing at 32!


Robert Sn­od­grass – Nor­wich City I played with him at Leeds and you could- n’t tackle him when he had the ball on the end of his left foot. He’s one of the best to have in your dress­ing room be­cause he’s a funny, funny man. He loves a prank phone call so if you ever get a prank call with a Scot­tish voice, just ask if it’s Sn­oddy first!


Jonny How­son – Nor­wich City An all-round qual­ity player. We had a pretty good con­nec­tion, got on well and we com­ple­mented each other. We used to say that he’s got his own spot in the net where he puts the ball ev­ery time. If we had kept that Leeds team to­gether, we would’ve had a mas­sive chance of go­ing up but ev­ery­one went to Nor­wich! Nigel de Jong – AC Mi­lan In train­ing at City he was un­real at just smash­ing people and get­ting the ball! He would get you in a head­lock and stran­gle you but let you go at the last minute as well! If some­thing was kick­ing off you def­i­nitely wanted Nige around, he’s a pit-bull!


Max Gradel – Sain­tE­ti­enne He was at Leeds as well. Like Sn­oddy, he was great on the counter-at­tack and scored al­most 20 goals one sea­son. He was a char­ac­ter. He used to get people up singing and dancing at din­ner and bang­ing spoons on glass bot­tles.


Daniel Stur­ridge – Liver­pool I played with him from the age of 11-20. He’s got the most abil­ity I’ve ever seen and he could go on to be one of the best there is. If he could shoot with his right foot, he’d be the per­fect player! He’s got to start at the World Cup. David Ball – Fleet­wood Town He’s my best mate but he’s also the best first-time fin­isher when one-on-one that I’ve played with. He just doesn’t miss. We’d stay up in the Pre­mier League with this team!

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