CORRY EVANS – The Black­burn Rovers de­fender chooses his favourite XI, made up from play­ers he has played with in his foot­ball ca­reer.

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Vito Man­none – Sun­der­land I played with him at Hull when he came on loan from Ar­se­nal and he has gone on to have a very suc­cess­ful ca­reer which doesn’t sur­prise me as he is a very tal­ented goalie. He has a good sense of hu­mour, but when he’s in goal he be­comes very se­ri­ous.


Ahmed El­mo­hamady – Hull City He is a re­ally at­tack­ing full-back and he al­ways likes to pro­vide play­ers with as­sists. He pro­vided the most crosses in the Cham­pi­onship when we got pro­moted to the Pre­mier League in 2013. He did a strange dance to cel­e­brate that pro­mo­tion and was al­ways a good laugh.


James Ch­ester – Hull City We came through the academy at Manch­ester United to­gether and we also played at Hull, so I’ve been friends with him since we were 14. He’s re­ally good at read­ing the game, can pass well and is ag­ile. We keep in con­tact and it’s great to see him play­ing well.


Jonny Evans – Manch­ester United As my brother, he is al­ways some­one I have looked up to and ad­mired, and he has gone on to have such a suc­cess­ful ca­reer at Manch­ester United. He’s a great de­fender who I’ve been lucky enough to play along­side at in­ter­na­tional level, which was a proud mo­ment.


Rob­bie Brady – Hull City I came through the United academy with Rob­bie. The sea­son we got pro­moted with Hull he showed his class with his goals and cre­ativ­ity. Rob­bie is al­ways the cen­tre of the en­ter­tain­ment, he’s lively and makes peo­ple smile.


Sone Aluko – Hull City He was on fire the sea­son we got pro­moted with Hull. He is a good drib­bler who can get out of tight sit­u­a­tions and that was in­valu­able for our team at the time. We also had good team morale and Sone con­trib­uted to that – it was one of the main rea­sons we went up.


Steven Davis – Southamp­ton He is the cur­rent cap­tain of North­ern Ire­land and when you play with him in the na­tional team he makes it look ef­fort­less. He’s a very el­e­gant player and also a great leader. He is one of those play­ers that you only re­alise how good he is when you see him play live.


Tom Cairney – Black­burn Rovers Tech­ni­cally very gifted and can op­er­ate in a lot of dif­fer­ent po­si­tions. He has a wand of a left foot and is very aware of the space around him. He has it all re­ally and is some­one I re­ally en­joy play­ing along­side. We both moved from Hull to Black­burn at the same time.


Ben Mar­shall – Black­burn Rovers Adept at play­ing on ei­ther wing, as he is two-footed, and a very good drib­bler. Me, Cairney and Mar­shall of­ten give each other lifts to train­ing and are good friends. He likes to have a laugh and is al­ways good to be around.


Rudy Gest­ede – Black­burn Rovers Black­burn signed him for a bar­gain fee and he has just gone from strength to strength. If you put the ball in the right ar­eas, it’s highly likely he will put it away. The fact that he has been linked with a move shows just how well he has played.


Jor­dan Rhodes – Black­burn Rovers I didn’t know too much about him when I first joined Black­burn. But af­ter train­ing with him I re­alised how good his move­ment is, how good his in­stincts are and what a good fin­isher he is.

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