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