Team mates

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE RESULTS -

Marc Richards – Northamp­ton Town striker

Best mate at the club? It sounds soft, but we’re a tight group here and I don’t think there’s any­one I could name with­out also hav­ing to name another per­son. Out­side the club, I’m close to Adam Yates at Port Vale and Paul Reid from our days at Barns­ley – you tend to pick up one or two good mates per club. Last to buy din­ner? Ryan Cress­well, no ques­tion. He loves a free­bie and you rarely see him buy a drink at a so­cial or put his hand in his pocket. The Fifa king? I don’t play it, but it was def­i­nitely Ivan Toney be­fore he left for New­cas­tle. He needs to get a life re­ally. The com­pe­ti­tion up there will prob­a­bly be a bit fiercer than at Northamp­ton. Worst dressed? John-Joe O’Toole. He’s got his own dress sense that noone else gets and he sticks to it. He regularly comes in wear­ing ran­dom vests and dodgy jeans and train­ers. Dress­ing room DJ? Jason Tay­lor is from Manch­ester and is big into that scene. He knows all the hot spots for a night out there, so he’s def­i­nitely in con­trol on a match day. His mu­sic goes down well with me – it’s up­beat and gets the dress­ing room go­ing. Most skil­ful? We’ve signed a few tricky wingers re­cently, so Ricky Holmes, Law­son D’Ath, Nicky Adams and Al­fie Pot­ter are, be­tween them, the most skil­ful. Late for train­ing? If John-Joe O’Toole was any more laid back he’d be ly­ing down. We’ve got a fines sys­tem here and he is regularly pay­ing into the kitty. We al­ways see him through the win­dow run­ning to try to get there in time, but he never does. Teacher’s pet? There are a cou­ple of can­di­dates – Ryan Cress­well and Ricky Holmes. Ricky is prob­a­bly the gaffer’s favourite as he can pretty much do any­thing he wants and get away with it. Be­ing a very good player al­lows him that – he does work hard, though. Best/worst cook? Dave Buchanan, Ricky Holmes, Joel By­rom and Nicky Adams have just started rent­ing to­gether and I’ve heard Buchanan is a very good chef. The oth­ers take it in turns to cook but Nicky is so bad he’s one for the wash­ing-up. First on the dance­floor? Jason Tay­lor loves a night out and Ryan Cress­well has a few moves, too. Most likely to dis­grace them­selves at the Christ­mas party? Me! I tend to get drunk quite quickly as I’m a bit of a light­weight. I can’t keep up with these young­sters neck­ing shots. But I do also tend to sur­vive most of the night. Worst tat­too? Zander Diamond has his name tat­tooed on his back, just in case he for­gets it! Lee Collins had the same last year. Never puts their phone down? We’re not al­lowed phones in the dress­ing room, but on the coach Adam Smith is on his phone most of the time. Go­ing to make the best man­ager? Jason Tay­lor is do­ing his badges. I think he’d be a good boss.

Ricky Holmes

Ryan Cress­well

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