DREAM TEAM

CRAIG MACK­AIL-SMITH – The Brighton & Hove Al­bion striker chooses his favourite XI, made up from play­ers he has played with or against in his foot­ball ca­reer.

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE RESULTS -

GOALKEEPERI

Joe Lewis – Cardiff City (on loan at Black­pool) When we were at Peter­bor­ough Joe was a fan­tas­tic keeper. He’s gone on to Cardiff where he hasn’t had many chances be­cause David Mar­shall has been out­stand­ing, and since moved on loan to Black­pool. But at Peter­bor­ough he was the next big thing and given the chance he’d do well.

RIGHT-BACKI

Kieran Trip­pier – Burn­ley He was so lively up and down the pitch, he caused a lot of prob­lems and a cou­ple of years ago he scored a great goal against us. He’s got into the Premier League and he’ll do re­ally well there.

CEN­TRE-BACKI

Wes Mor­gan – Le­ices­ter He’s big and strong, as well as be­ing quick. I had to make my move­ment as good as pos­si­ble against him by get­ting in at the front post and poach­ing goals.

CEN­TRE-BACKI

Matt Up­son – Le­ices­ter City Matt’s 35 now and se­cured a move to Le­ices­ter. He was fan­tas­tic for Brighton, mar­shalling the back four and read­ing the game well. You can see why he has played for so long at the high­est level.

LEFT-BACKI

Stephen Ward – Burn­ley Stephen played at Brighton last sea­son and was out­stand­ing. He just missed out on be­ing our player of the sea­son. He had a great en­gine – he’d get up with the at­tack and then get back to de­fend and was a top lad to have around the dress­ing room. He was so con­sis­tent and would go about his work in a good way.

RIGHT MID­FIELD

An­thony Knock­aert – Le­ices­ter City An­thony’s al­ways a tricky player to come up against. He’s got great feet and a good change of pace, and cut­ting in from the wing he causes a lot of prob­lems to de­fend­ers.

CENTRALI MIDFIELDI

Craig Bryson – Derby County I’ve played against Craig and been in­volved in a few Scot­land squads with him. He was out­stand­ing last sea­son with the num­ber of goals he got from mid­field and the runs he made from deep. He’s a very dif­fi­cult guy to pick up.

CENTRALI MIDFIELDI

An­drew Crofts – Brighton He was on a great run of form last year, es­pe­cially in terms of scor­ing goals, be­fore he got in­jured. He gets about the pitch and works hard for the team. He does all the hard work that peo­ple don’t re­ally see, like break­ing up play and then get­ting for­ward.

LEFT MIDFIELDI

George Boyd – Burn­ley He’s got the abil­ity to glide past peo­ple, use both feet and score all types of goals, but the only thing he lacks is that ex­tra bit of pace. We spent a lot of time to­gether at Peter­bor­ough and it’s great to see him go­ing on to play in the Premier League.

STRIKERI

Ross McCor­mack – Ful­ham I’ve been re­ally im­pressed with Ross in the Cham­pi­onship. Leeds strug­gled a lot last sea­son, but Ross scored 29 goals in that time. That takes a lot of do­ing and now he’s got a move to Ful­ham, although I’d have liked to see him go to the Premier League.

STRIKERI

Aaron McLean – Brad­ford City I’ll leave my­self out and put Aaron in there – my old strike part­ner. He’s had a tough time with in­juries, but with a good pre-sea­son I think he’ll do well this year in a team that will be push­ing to get pro­mo­tion.

SA­MUEL JACK

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