BLAIR ADAMS – The Notts County left-back chooses his favourite XI, made up from players he has played with in his football career.
Roy Carroll – Notts County They say you have to be a bit mad to be a goalkeeper and Roy certainly is eccentric. He’s brilliant to have around the place, a good laugh. But he can bark out instructions when he needs to as well.
Cyrus Christie – Derby County We both used to stay late in training at Coventry and practise our crossing – he’s made great strides in his career but I take no credit! He’s doing so well at Derby, but it’s no surprise because he’s such a hard worker. He’s a really attacking full-back and that’s what you need today.
John Egan – Gillingham We grew up together. We were in the same youth team at Sunderland, so it’s nice to see him enjoying himself at Gillingham. He’s a good friend of mine but also a great defender. Can play at a higher level.
Clarke Carlisle – Retired I probably learned more from Clarke than any other player. His experience is second-to-none and when he came in to Northampton we were in the relegation zone and he helped us immensely. It’s so sad to see his recent troubles with depression, you’d have never known it. He’s a really nice guy, I wish him all the best.
Phil Bardsley – Sunderland He was always into his boxing during his time at Sunderland, so it was no surprise to see him knock Wayne Rooney clean out in that video! He is mainly a rightback, but he did so well at left-back in his early days at Sunderland I’d have to put him there.
Carl Baker – MK Dons Carl and Cyrus were a real force down the right at Coventry. He’s right up there as one of the best in League One. He’s a great character as well. We went to Cyprus in the summer to play a bit of golf and it was good fun.
Gary Jones – Notts County For a fossil he doesn’t half run a lot! He’s 37 and he has the energy of a 12-yearold, it’s quite astonishing. He plays every game as well, it’s not like he’s sitting a few out. He’s incredibly consistent and a great lad.
Craig Lynch – Blyth Spartans Craig’s an old friend of mine from back in our Sunderland days. He’s playing NonLeague football now but if it hadn’t been for injuries he would be playing much higher. I’ve picked him in central midfield, but he usually operates just behind the striker.
Gary McSheffrey – Scunthorpe United I played for half a season with him at Coventry and we linked up really well. We both liked to get forward and we caused a lot of teams problems. I’m glad to see him doing well at Scunthorpe under our old boss Mark Robins.
Jamie Spencer – Notts County He’s missed the majority of this season with injury but when he’s on top form he’s a real handful. He has the potential to make a real difference to our side in the run-in. Once full fitness returns, Jamie will get us goals.
David McGoldrick – Ipswich Town If you give him a chance he will almost always score. When he was at Coventry on loan he was almost unplayable. He would have finished top scorer that season if he hadn’t moved to Ipswich.