DREAM TEAM

GE­ORGE MON­CUR – The Colch­ester United mid­fielder chooses his favourite XI, made up from play­ers he has played with in his foot­ball ca­reer

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GOALKEEPERI

Sam Walker – Colch­ester United He is a real class act. From the day I walked through the door that was ob­vi­ous. He is still young, too, only 23, so he has plenty of time to im­prove.

RIGHT BACKI

Cal­lum Driver – Dart­ford I grew up with him, we are good mates, and he was only let go from West Ham about a year ago. His at­ti­tude was top class and it’s a shame he’s dropped down the leagues. His ap­pli­ca­tion and skill de­serve to take him to the top.

CEN­TRE BACKI

Win­ston Reid – West Ham United He has de­vel­oped into a bril­liant player over the past cou­ple of sea­sons. Manch­ester United were linked with him, so it’s a mas­sive plus that he has just signed a new longterm con­tract. He’s a re­ally good player, one of the most con­sis­tently solid I’ve seen.

CEN­TRE BACKI

Tom East­man – Colch­ester United Tom has a radar on him when it comes to ping­ing a pass to the other end of the pitch. It’s a huge as­set to have as a cen­tre-back and, at 6ft 3in, he can mix it up as well.

LEFT BACKI

Ben Gor­don – Colch­ester United He’s a dream to play with as a cen­tral mid­fielder. He has won­der­ful pass­ing abil­ity and he rolls the ball into you on a plate. On top of that, he’s a great ath­lete and not too shabby as a de­fender ei­ther.

DEFENSIVEI MIDFIELDI

Mark Noble – West Ham United You won’t find many play­ers quite as pas­sion­ate. He is so good in the dress­ing room, he in­spires you to want to go that ex­tra mile. When I was com­ing through the ranks at West Ham, we played a few friendlies and pre-sea­son games to­gether. He would so of­ten be the stand-out player, he has in­cred­i­ble abil­ity in the mid­dle.

CENTRALI MIDFIELDI

John Mon­cur – Re­tired I think I should prob­a­bly put my old man in there! I’ve played with him a bunch of times and with his Pre­mier League record and hav­ing seen videos of him in his hey­day, he would def­i­nitely be in my dream team.

CENTRALI MIDFIELDI

Ravel Mor­ri­son – Un­at­tached His abil­ity is un­ques­tion­able. I played with him a few times at West Ham and I re­mem­ber his crazy ball skills. He could catch a vol­ley from any­where. It looks like he might go to Lazio and hope­fully time out of Eng­land will do him good.

ATTACKINGI MIDFIELDI

Alex OxladeCham­ber­lain – Ar­se­nal When I played my first Eng­land U18 game the Ox was play­ing. You can’t ig­nore the ca­reer he has had so far and the qual­ity he’s got. He comes across as a down-to-earth guy and I think he will be a big player for Eng­land for years to come.

STRIKERI

El­liot Lee – Lu­ton Town (on loan from West Ham United) El­liot is a re­ally good mate of mine. We went through our time at West Ham to­gether. He scores loads of goals and has the chance to show that now on loan at Lu­ton – he even scored on his de­but there.

STRIKERI

Dy­lan Tom­bides – De­ceased It was a tragedy that he died from can­cer at the age of just 20. He was a top striker and a re­ally good mate of mine at West Ham. He was up there with the best play­ers I’ve played along­side and the nicest lad you could ever wish to meet.

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