DREAM TEAM

The Football League Paper - - WOMEN'S FOOTBALL WEEKLY -

LILY AGG – The Mill­wall midfielder chooses her favourite XI, made up from play­ers she has played with in her football ca­reer.

GOALKEEPERI Sarah Quantrill – Mill­wall

I was at Ar­se­nal with Sarah as well and her shot-stop­ping was just un­real. She is quiet off the pitch and very hum­ble – not char­ac­ter­is­tics you re­ally as­so­ciate with a goal­keeper and per­haps that has held her back a lit­tle bit. It’s cer­tainly not down to lack of abil­ity.

RIGHT-BACKI

Alex Scott – Ar­se­nal

Alex is an ex­tremely good player, she al­ways has been. She’s 30 now but still will be an im­por­tant part of the Eng­land and Ar­se­nal teams for a long time to come. Her game has ev­ery­thing.

CEN­TRE-BACKI Ciara Grant – Re­tired

Ciara won it all at Ar­se­nal. She was ex­tremely tough to play against, even in train­ing. She was never the quick­est, but al­ways read the game well – that was her out­stand­ing qual­ity.

CEN­TRE-BACKI Kylie Davies – Read­ing

She is an out-and-out de­fender who wears her heart on her sleeve. I think she lives to tackle, she al­ways puts her­self about. She was at Mill­wall last year and has slot­ted right in at Read­ing this year, I’m pleased to see her get pro­moted.

LEFT-BACKI Frankie Strugnell – Mill­wall

Tech­ni­cally bril­liant with a wand of a left foot. She gets up and down the pitch, of­fer­ing a great out­let on the wing, while at back, in one-on-one sit­u­a­tions, she is hard to beat.

CENTRALI MIDFIELDER Jor­dan Nobbs – Ar­se­nal

Dif­fer­ent class. Jor­dan doesn’t stop run­ning, she will cover as much ground as any­one over the course of a game. She wasn’t in the last Eng­land squad be­cause I think she has been suf­fer­ing a bit with her ham­string, but she’ll soon be back in for sure – she’s too good not to be.

CENTRALI MIDFIELDER Bianca Bragg – Read­ing

I loved play­ing with Bianca. She is al­ways in the right place at the right time to pop up with a goal. She is one of those an­noy­ing play­ers who is al­ways around you, gives you no time on the ball and will look to get her foot in.

RIGHT MID­FIELD

Kim Lit­tle – Seat­tle Reign Ev­ery­one knows all about Kim. She is tech­ni­cally bril­liant. I re­mem­ber train­ing with her at Ar­se­nal and thought she was just un­real. It’s a shame she is play­ing in Amer­ica rather than over here, be­cause she would be a star player in the Women’s Su­per League.

LEFT MID­FIELD Kirsty Lin­nett – Birm­ing­ham City

I came through the Academy with Kirsty and on her day I think she is a re­ally top player. She has been so un­lucky with in­juries, she has had two an­te­rior cru­ci­ate lig­a­ment in­juries, but come back from both and is still play­ing ex­tremely well.

STRIKER Nikita Par­ris – Manch­ester City

I played with Nikita at Eng­land U17 and U19 lev­els. I’ve al­ways rated her. She works ex­tremely hard and is al­ways ca­pa­ble of pop­ping up with a goal. She is a great fin­isher.

STRIKER Danielle Carter – Ar­se­nal

Dan works hard and has bags of tech­ni­cal abil­ity. She is quick, strong, she has ev­ery­thing. She is one of those strik­ers you would hate to have to de­fend against and it was bril­liant to see her hit a hat-trick on her Eng­land de­but.

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