DREAM TEAM

BRADLEY PRITCHARD – The Ley­ton Ori­ent mid­fielder chooses his favourite XI, made up from play­ers he has played with in his foot­ball ca­reer.

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE RESULTS -

GOAL KEEPER

Ben Hamer – Le­ices­ter City I wouldn’t like to give him the con­fi­dence but I have to say Ben Hamer be­cause he has the best dis­tri­bu­tion of any keeper I’ve played with. He could hit halfvol­leys with in­cred­i­ble ac­cu­racy. He has the body of a post­man, though. RIGHT-BACKI Chris Solly – Charl­ton Ath­letic He’s a club hero at Charl­ton. I prob­a­bly re­mem­ber 20 min­utes of one game against Mid­dles­brough where he strug­gled but, apart from that, no-one has even come close to drib­bling past him on a reg­u­lar ba­sis. He’s got the foot­balling brain to play in the Premier. CEN­TRE-BACKI Chris Smith – Al­fre­ton Town He’s an old friend of mine who I played with at Tam­worth. He was re­ally com­posed and a good leader. We had a young team at the time and he was one of the main rea­sons we got pro­moted, even if we used to laugh at how he looks like a horse! CEN­TRE-BACKI Tom Cad­more – White­hawk I played with him at Hayes & Yead­ing and his dis­tri­bu­tion was first class. He didn’t run much but he didn’t need to. He could cer­tainly ping a ball and he had a good foot­ball brain. LEFT-BACKI Cedric Ev­ina – Don­caster Rovers I have to go for my ex­room-mate Cedric Ev­ina, purely be­cause peo­ple need a bit of hu­mour to con­cen­trate on the pitch and he was a real character. One of the key things the year Charl­ton went up from League One was our team spirit and he was one of the main guys who cre­ated that at­mos­phere. RIGHT MIDFIELDI Jake Sheri­dan – Al­fre­ton Town He was one of my close friends at Tam­worth and he was a real hard-work­ing winger. He had the qual­ity as well, though. We had a good un­der­stand­ing and a good link-up. CEN­TRE MIDFIELDI Dale Stephens – Brighton & Hove Al­bion He was cer­tainly one of the best mid­field­ers I have played with, he was just a com­plete player. He was out­stand­ing in Charl­ton’s pro­mo­tion year. His dis­tri­bu­tion was su­perb and I think he’s Premier qual­ity. CEN­TRE MIDFIELDI Danny Hol­lands – Portsmouth The year Charl­ton went up I think he got eight goals and he’s fan­tas­tic on a night out as well, he def­i­nitely helps with team spirit. A lot of mem­o­ries I have of Charl­ton are off the field and Danny is one of the ma­jor pro­tag­o­nists in those! LEFT MIDFIELDI Alex Rod­man – Gateshead I played with him at Tam­worth and for the Bri­tish Univer­si­ties team. He was men­tally tough and a re­ally tricky winger. He had such raw pace and skill. I was so happy to see him get a chance in the Foot­ball League with Alder­shot and York. I think he’s done re­ally well. STRIKERI Brian Quai­ley – Re­tired I’m putting Brian in but def­i­nitely not be­cause of his foot­balling abil­ity! He was at Nuneaton Bor­ough and he added a lot to my game be­cause he wouldn’t move! You had to learn how to pass ac­cu­rately be­cause if you put the ball even a me­tre away from him he wasn’t go­ing to get there. He couldn’t fin­ish ei­ther! At Nuneaton, they call a miss a Quai­ley! He’s a cult hero, but for dif­fer­ent rea­sons to some­one like Chris Solly. STRIKERI Bradley WrightPhillips – New York Red Bulls I have to put him in after the sea­son he’s had with New York. You could see that he was a qual­ity finisher and a good guy to have around the place. After all he did to get Charl­ton into the Cham­pi­onship, it was good to see him get the recog­ni­tion he de­serves at Red Bulls.

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