DREAM TEAM

LEE HOLMES – The Ex­eter City winger, on loan from Pre­ston North End, chooses his favourite XI, made up from play­ers he has played with in his foot­ball ca­reer.

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE RESULTS -

GOALKEEPERI

Kelvin Davis – Southamp­ton Kelvin was awe­some for the three years I played with him at Southamp­ton, and there was a sea­son in par­tic­u­lar in which he saved ev­ery­thing thrown at him. A re­ally good friend of mine.

RIGHT BACKI

Jeff Kenna – Re­tired He won the Pre­mier League and any­one who has done that has to be out­stand­ing. I played with him at Derby and he taught me a lot. As I was a winger, in train­ing he would give me lit­tle point­ers on how to de­fend which were very use­ful.

CEN­TRE BACKI

Tom Hud­dle­stone – Hull City We played to­gether from the age of eight and came up through to the Derby first-team. Tom is the gen­tle gi­ant-type char­ac­ter and you could see he was Pre­mier League stan­dard. The way he sprayed it around the park from the back was amaz­ing. The quar­ter­back role in mid­field suits him per­fectly at Hull.

CEN­TRE BACKI

Jose Fonte – Southamp­ton Each time Southamp­ton have been pro­moted he’s just got bet­ter and bet­ter and you don’t get called up to the Por­tu­gal squad if you’re not a bril­liant player. He’s a very com­posed and quiet in­di­vid­ual.

LEFT BACKI

Dan Harding – Mill­wall (on loan from Not­ting­ham For­est) Dan’s my best mate, so he will cry if I don’t have him in here! But he had ev­ery­thing you needed as a full-back while we were at Southamp­ton. Al­ways the quick­est player in the back four and he can get for­ward to play al­most as a winger.

CENTRALI MIDFIELDI

Mor­gan Sch­nei­der­lin – Southamp­ton Even while we were in League One, I thought he could have walked into a Pre­mier League team. He had the mo­bil­ity, pass­ing and could score goals. The only ques­tion was about his abil­ity in the tackle, but he an­swered that years ago.

CENTRALI MIDFIELDI

Inigo Idi­akez – Re­tired I was just com­ing through at Derby when he signed in 2004 and he didn’t speak a word of English, but what he did on the pitch spoke for it­self. Be­fore you knew it, he picked up the lan­guage and be­came cap­tain, and he was the best free­kick taker I’ve ever played with. Ev­ery­thing came so eas­ily to him, he had a gift.

CENTRALI MIDFIELDI

Ge­orgi Kin­kladze – Re­tired I have to get ‘Kinky’ in some­where. When he first came to Derby I was about 15 and we lived in the same vil­lage. He used to drop me off back home in his Fer­rari! You just let him do what he wanted be­cause he was so good, the ul­ti­mate in­spi­ra­tion as a winger.

RIGHTIWINGERI

Alex OxladeCham­ber­lain – Ar­se­nal You just knew he was des­tined for the top. In his first cou­ple of ses­sions train­ing with the first team at Southamp­ton, he would bang in goals from any­where. He was also my room-mate for a time too and was very down-to-earth.

LEFTIWINGERI

Adam Lal­lana – Liver­pool When­ever you had Adam in the team, he would lift ev­ery­one else by that ex­tra five or ten per cent. He could do things with the ball that mere mor­tals can­not, so it’s not sur­pris­ing to me that he finds him­self in the in­ter­na­tional set-up.

STRIKERI

Rickie Lam­bert – Liver­pool For Rickie to score that many goals – more than 100 in five sea­sons – for Saints is un­be­liev­able. You could tell by his at­ti­tude that he would keep on im­prov­ing. He was quiet for a Scouser, he did his talk­ing on the pitch.

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