DAVID BALL – The Fleetwood Town striker chooses his favourite XI, made up from players he has played with or against in his football career.
Joe Hart – Manchester City I played with him at City and you could tell that he would go a long way. I think he has the best kicking ability I’ve seen from a keeper and his throws are really accurate. As a striker he could pick you out no problem.
Kieran Trippier – Burnley He’s a complete right back and his delivery is up there with the best. We played together at City and so many of my goals came from his ability to deliver a great ball. He’s going to be stepping up to the Premier League and I wouldn’t be surprised if he moved to a topquality side.
Ryan Bennett – Norwich His distribution from the back is brilliant. He’s one of those defenders who is happy to have the ball at his feet and can find a great pass. For a defender to have that skill is great and if I was a manager I would want to play from the back.
Micah Richards – Manchester City His pace is incredible and he all the attributes to play consistently at the very highest level. He can be one of the best in the world in the centre if he can re-establish himself there.
Ben Mee – Burnley He’s not the quickest but he is a really intelligent player. He’s the type of player who puts his body on the line every week and doesn’t care about getting hurt. You never see him give less than 100%.
Antoni Sarcevic – Fleetwood Town He is a player who has improved so much and has the ability to go really far. He’s got a great shot on him and just glides past people with real power. I would be surprised if he doesn’t end up playing in the Championship or even higher.
Adam Clayton – Huddersfield He reminds me a bit of Pirlo because he’s really calm on the ball. He’s an intelligent player who looks like he never moves between gears. He sprays the ball around and can muck in with a few goals as well as always popping up with assists.
Lee Tomlin – Middlesbrough An attacking midfielder needs to be able to find that killer ball and he is a player who always manages to do so. Sometimes he drifts in and out of games but when he is on it there aren’t many better in that position. He can unlock defences with one ball.
George Boyd – Hull City Every team needs players who can produce something out of nothing and George is one of those. He is great with both sides of the game and works his socks off at the back and going forward. He can do everything and it would be good to have 11 of him.
Daniel Sturridge – Liverpool I always looked to him as player who had everything. He’s becoming a complete player and can do everything on both sides of the game. His work rate has improved dramatically and the fact that he’s in the PFA team of the year says it all.
Paul Taylor – Ipswich He’s a guy who has as much ability as anyone I’ve seen. He’s a really wiry player who plays off the cuff because he maybe hasn’t had that footballing education drilled into him. When the right manager gets hold of him he’s an amazing player.