DREAM TEAM

MARK YEATES – The Brad­ford City winger chooses his favourite XI, made up from play­ers he has played with in his foot­ball ca­reer.

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GOALKEEPERI

Dean Gerken – Ip­swich Dean’s your typ­i­cal goal­keeper – he’s ab­so­lutely crazy! We played at Colch­ester and he was a top young goal­keeper, and he’s gone on to do re­ally well at Ip­swich. We got on re­ally well and we still keep in touch, we’re like peas from the same pod.

RIGHT BACKI

Stephen Carr – Re­tired As a young lad from Dublin, he was some­one I re­ally looked up to at Spurs, and he had a lot of time for me and some of the younger play­ers. Not only that, he was one of the best right-backs in Pre­mier League his­tory. Hav­ing said that, he’s one of the big­gest moan­ers I’ve ever met!

CEN­TRE BACKI

Robert Huth – Le­ices­ter (on loan from Stoke) He’s your stereo­typ­i­cal Ger­man lad. Big, strong, pow­er­ful and you don’t re­ally want to mess with him. He cer­tainly held noth­ing back in train­ing but he proved his qual­ity when we were at Mid­dles­brough.

CEN­TRE BACKI

Led­ley King – Re­tired Not much can be said about Led­ley that hasn’t been al­ready, but I be­lieve he could have played for Barcelona or Real Madrid had he stayed clear of in­juries. If you put him in at left­back, he’d still be the best player on the pitch, and he’s an­other who helped me dur­ing my early Spurs days.

LEFT BACKI

John­nie Jack­son – Charl­ton He won’t be happy, but I’m putting John­nie in at left-back. He’d class him­self more as a goalscor­ing mid­fielder and, to be fair, he prob­a­bly has a point, but he could do a job at full-back. He’s a typ­i­cal Lon­don boy, he loves his clobber.

DEFENSIVEI MIDFIELDI

Tom Hud­dle­stone – Hull I’d have Tom play­ing at the base of the di­a­mond in mid­field just spray­ing passes around like they’re go­ing out of fash­ion. He’s a top player, we played a lot in the Spurs re­serves and he has gone on to do re­ally well. We’re still good mates, we go on hol­i­day to­gether – even though he might look odd next to a small pale Ir­ish lad.

RIGHT MIDFIELDI

Neil Danns – Bolton He’s a proper Scouser, he never shuts up, and I can say that with cer­tainty as I was his roomie at Colch­ester. He was re­mark­able in the 2005-06 sea­son, he scored 16 goals from mid­field.

LEFT MIDFIELDI

Andy Reid – Not­ting­ham For­est The guy’s left peg is fright­en­ing at times. He has a great shot, a bril­liant de­liv­ery and can drop a 60-yard pass on a six­pence. He’s an Ir­ish lad as well, and we played to­gether at Spurs and Sh­effield United, so we get along well.

ATTACKINGI MIDFIELDI

Rob­bie Keane – LA Galaxy We’re from the same area in Ire­land, Tal­laght, so he was some­one I al­ways looked up to as a young­ster at Spurs, and to even be at the same club as him was an hon­our. He’s a top pro and he’s proven that by the fact he’s still go­ing so strong over in Amer­ica.

STRIKERI

Troy Deeney – Wat­ford He’s been Wat­ford’s main man for the past two or three sea­sons and I think he’ll lead them up to the Pre­mier League this sea­son. When I was there, he scored an un­be­liev­able amount of goals, and now he’s the cap­tain he’s such an im­por­tant fig­ure. Just seems to get bet­ter and bet­ter.

STRIKERI

Matej Vy­dra – Wat­ford (on loan from Udi­nese) What most peo­ple won’t know is that he’s got a re­ally bad knee. He hardly ever trains but when he plays you could never tell. He’s a nat­u­ral fin­isher and even though he’s a Czech lad, he likes to get in­volved in the ban­ter.

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