Best mate at the club?
It used to be John Brayford before he went to Cardiff. I’d have to say John Eustace now, as he’s one of the older lads and has been around the block like me. We’re both on the same wavelength.
Last to buy dinner?
Zak Whitbread. He’s the last in everything. Last to tidy the plates away at dinner and always waiting for people to get the coffee for him.
The FIFA king?
Goalkeeper Lee Grant was best when we went to Austria before the season started, but that was on the NBA game, not FIFA.
That’s a close call between Ryan Shotton and Shaun Barker. They both think they’re the fashion kings and give it a good go with their gear.
The dressing room DJ?
Lee Grant again. He’s always up to date on his R&B and Hip-Hop. He takes a lot of pride in his music.
The most skilful?
Simon Dawkins, or our Liverpool loanee Jordan Ibe. They are the most skilful in training and are both neat and tidy players.
Late for training?
The fines for lateness are quite steep so we haven’t had any yet this year. We are a good senior group, so the manager leaves it to us to organise ourselves.
Definitely George Thorne. He only played for us eight times last year but somehow got the manager to splash out £3m on him over the summer.
Jeff Hendrick, or so I’ve heard – I haven’t got the invite yet. Apparently he’s always hosting nights round his place with the new lads. The word is they’d rather go to his than to Nando’s, so he must be pretty good.
First on the dancefloor?
Mason Bennett is an up and coming player who also does Daniel Sturridge’s celebration on the dancefloor. We keep telling him he needs to make his own one up! Richard Keogh also likes to bust out some moves – he’s very dramatic with his arms and facial expressions.
Most likely to disgrace themselves at the Christmas party?
If you’d asked me a few years ago I could name five or six lads straight away. But now there’s not so many heavy drinkers, we’re not too badly behaved at the Christmas party.
The worst tattoo?
James Bailey. He has a lady tattooed on his calf that’s just terrible. You need to go back to the 80’s for that to look right.
Never puts his phone down?
Jonny Russell is the worst before training and after games, but all the younger lads are always on the phones now. Jonny’s got some bad tattoos as well actually. He is the team joker and he’s good on the old Instagram and Snapchat.
Going to make the best manager?
Lee Grant again. He’s got half a chance of making it as he’s a calm guy and speaks well. When he speaks, the rest of the lads listen. He’s the most intelligent keeper I’ve played with.