DREAM TEAM

STU­ART BEAVON – The Bur­ton Al­bion striker chooses his favourite XI, made up from play­ers he has played with or against in his foot­ball ca­reer.

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GOALKEEPERI

De­clan Rudd – Nor­wich City I played with him last sea­son when he was on loan at Preston and he’s an un­be­liev­able shot stop­per. He kept us in an aw­ful lot of games and played a ma­jor role in get­ting us into the play-offs.

RIGHT BACKI

Tom Clarke – Preston North End He’s pre­dom­i­nantly a cen­tre-back, but he played a lot at right­back last sea­son and his ver­sa­til­ity is very use­ful. He al­ways sets a good ex­am­ple about how you should go about your prepa­ra­tion. He will never let you down and was good fun off the pitch as well.

CEN­TRE BACKI

Bai­ley Wright – Preston North End You could al­ways de­pend on him and he was will­ing to put his head in where it hurts to stop an at­tack. He’s bro­ken into the Aus­tralian na­tional team this year, which is very well de­served.

CEN­TRE BACKI

Danny Batth – Wolves I played against Danny when he was on loan at Sh­effield Wed­nes­day and he was a hor­ri­ble per­son to face as he was so good. He didn’t give me a sniff of goal. He’s played ev­ery game in the Cham­pi­onship this year and Wolves have got the tight­est de­fence in the league.

LEFT BACKI

Scott Laird – Preston North End Scott has a bril­liant left foot and his de­liv­ery into the box is first class and a striker’s dream. He’s a real live-wire down the left and a good friend of mine.

DEFENSIVEI MIDFIELDI

Stu­art Lewis – Wy­combe Wan­der­ers Stu­art is a real bat­tler. He never stops and is al­ways in your face, never giv­ing you a chance to have a bit of time on the ball and look up. He just sits in front of the back four and is a real foil for the de­fence. He puts his body on the line.

RIGHTI MIDFIELDI

Matty Phillips – QPR He was a young lad com­ing through at Wy­combe when I was there and he was al­ways des­tined for big things. I played against him this year in the Cap­i­tal One Cup and it showed me how much he has im­proved since those early days.

LEFT MIDFIELDI

Kadeem Har­ris – Cardiff Kadeem is another young grad­u­ate from Wy­combe who is quick and has all the abil­ity in the world. If he can get his chance at Cardiff now he will be one to watch out for.

AT­TACK­ING MIDFIELDI

Jor­don Ibe – Derby County (on loan from Liver­pool) I’ve played with him and against him and he is an in­cred­i­ble tal­ent. He was train­ing with us as a 15year-old at Wy­combe and he was un­be­liev­able. He was just mak­ing ev­ery­one look silly, pro­duc­ing nut­megs left, right and cen­tre. He is a mas­sive prospect.

STRIKERI

Paul Hayes – Wy­combe Wan­der­ers He was my strike part­ner and we scored loads of goals be­tween us. He al­ways knew where I was go­ing to be and we clicked straight away. Gareth Ainsworth has taken him back to the club and he could prove to be their best sign­ing of the sum­mer.

STRIKERI

Bobby Zamora – QPR I played against him a cou­ple of times and he was a great striker. His hold-up play and aware­ness was sec­ond to none. He was al­ways in the right place and you could never get the ball off him. He didn’t have great pace, but he’s per­fect for young wingers as he could feed the ball out to them for crosses.

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