DREAM TEAM

TREVOR CAR­SON – The Chel­tenham Town goal­keeper chooses his favourite XI, made up from play­ers he has played with in his foot­ball ca­reer.

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GOALKEEPERI

Craig Gor­don – Celtic There’s one par­tic­u­lar train­ing ses­sion I re­mem­ber with Craig at Sun­der­land. It was on a Fri­day be­fore a game and he made me feel re­ally rub­bish. Dar­ren Bent and a few oth­ers were fir­ing them past me and I couldn’t get near any­thing and Craig comes along and saves ev­ery­thing!

RIGHT BACKI

Matt Do­herty – Wolves Matt’s do­ing great at Wolves, but when he was on loan at Bury he was still cut­ting his teeth a lit­tle – but you never knew it on match days. He was a great ad­di­tion and he took to it bril­liantly.

CEN­TRE BACKI

Jonny Evans – Manch­ester United We used to go to Man United’s cen­tre of ex­cel­lence to­gether when we were nine or ten. You could tell, even then, he was a bit spe­cial. He then came to Sun­der­land on loan when I was there and Roy Keane tried to sign him for £12m but United weren’t hav­ing any of it. Top de­fender.

CEN­TRE BACKI

Steve El­liott – Re­tired He played in the Pre­mier League and had a great ca­reer be­fore his knee went ear­lier this sea­son. The ball would come into the box and you’d think ‘we’re in trou­ble here’ and then all of a sud­den you’d hear this thud from Steve’s head and the ball would be on the half­way line!

LEFT BACKI

Ge­orge McCart­ney – Re­tired Ge­orge re­tired last sum­mer af­ter his con­tract at West Ham ended, and I’ve tried to get him to come down and help us out but he’s hav­ing none of it. He’s not up to much, he loves his horses like me, so he’ll prob­a­bly be spend­ing most of his time in the book­ies!

CENTRALI MIDFIELDI

Jor­dan Hen­der­son – Liver­pool Sun­der­land tried to get rid of him when he was 15 be­cause they didn’t think he was good enough – and look what has hap­pened since. Worked re­ally hard on his game. He’ll be on about £80,000-a-week now and he de­serves ev­ery penny.

CENTRALI MIDFIELDI

Jack Col­back – New­cas­tle United We used to share lifts into train­ing at Sun­der­land and he used to al­ways say how much he wanted to play for New­cas­tle. I was at his wed­ding last year and he had of­fers from New­cas­tle and West Ham – and I was plead­ing for him not to sign for New­cas­tle! West Ham even of­fered him more money, but New­cas­tle are his boy­hood club.

CENTRALI MIDFIELDI

Steed Mal­branque – Lyon He was the type of lad who wouldn’t speak for about six weeks, but there was one time at the Christ­mas party when he had a few drinks and you couldn’t shut him up! A qual­ity player.

STRIKERI

Ash­ley Grimes – Wal­sall His ca­reer stut­tered a bit hav­ing started off at Manch­ester City, but I re­mem­ber him when I was on loan at Lin­coln. He scored vir­tu­ally ev­ery goal while I was there. A great tal­ent.

STRIKERI

Jamie Ward – Derby I was at Ch­ester­field with Jamie. He scored 20-odd goals in a sea­son and earned his big move to Sh­effield United. He’s since gone to Derby and done bril­liantly. He’ll be in the Pre­mier soon.

STRIKERI

David Healy – Re­tired It was al­ways my dream to play with David, he’s such an icon in North­ern Ire­land and I man­aged to con­vince him to join Bury a cou­ple of sea­sons ago. The boss, Richie Barker, wasn’t sure about him and thought he would be on loads of money, but he wasn’t. He scored on his de­but against Coven­try and I was lauded for be­ing a ge­nius... but he didn’t score again and the fans hated him.

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