DREAM TEAM

BLAIR ADAMS – The Notts County left-back chooses his favourite XI, made up from play­ers he has played with in his foot­ball ca­reer.

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE RESULTS -

GOALKEEPERI

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.

RIGHT BACKI

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.

CEN­TRE BACK

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.

CEN­TRE BACK

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.

LEFT BACK

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.

RIGHT MID­FIELD

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.

CEN­TRAL MID­FIELD

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.

CEN­TRAL MID­FIELD

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.

LEFT MID­FIELD

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.

STRIKER

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.

STRIKER

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.