IAIN HUME – The Preston striker chooses his favourite XI, made up from players he has played with or against in his football career.
John Achterberg – Retired
He was one of the best shot-stoppers I’ve played with and he won us points on his own at Tranmere. As a keeper he was just brilliant to have behind you because you knew you could rely on him.
Ryan Taylor – Newcastle United
He could move forward, no problem, but would defend well too. He was great at set-pieces and in general he was an all-round good player, which is why he is doing as well as he is today.
Gareth Roberts – Bury
He was a similar player to Ryan, but he was an absolute beast, strong as an ox and loved to get forward but defensively was brilliant – and never left his position when needed.
Rob Jones – Doncaster
I only played with him for one season last year, but for a centre half to score eight goals and win everything in the air is a bit special. He’s a big bloke and probably the hardest man that I’ve played with in football. He wouldd be my captain.
Sean St Ledger – Leicester
He’s just a footballing centre half who loves to get a foot on the ball. I played against him before I played with him and he’s one of the hardest players I’ve played against in positional terms, purely because he’s quick and strong. He’s played for Ireland umpteen times and deservedly so.
Paul Hall – Retired
I played with him at Tranmere and he was towards the end of his playing days then but he still had the quality. He was good on the ball, had a great delivery and in my eyes was a top class out-and-out winger.
David Cotterill – Doncaster Rovers
I think he scored ten goals last season and ended up with 23 assists, to have that from a winger is nothing short of phenomenal. I think if any manager could get that from his winger then they would be absolutely made up.
Atiba Hutchinson – Besiktas
I’ve played with him since I was seven years old and I still play with him for Canada. He’s probably the best Canadian footballer that’s ever been born. He’s your typical box-to-box midfielder who can play some really good stuff. He’s got everything.
Julian de Guzman – Skoda Xanthi
Technically, with the ball at his feet, he’s one of the best players I have ever played with. He and Atiba have played together for years and they’re just the best partnership so it would be wrong to break them up.
Matty Fryatt – Sheffield Wednesday (on loan from Hull City)
He was the best partner that I’ve ever played with and he was the perfect example of what you want from a strike partner. He works hard, he’s good on the ball and he’s just a sublime finisher.
Tomasz Radzinski – Retired
I played with him for Canada and he is rapid. He only finished playing just over a year ago at 38 years old and he was still probably the quickest lad in that team. And the best thing about him was his finishing. He had an absolute cannon of a shot. He was just a great lad and a great player to play with.
Tagged Atiba Hutchinson, David Cotterill, Gareth Roberts, Iain Hume, John Achterberg, Julian De Guzman, Matty Fryatt, Paul Hall, Preston North End, Rob Jones, Ryan Taylor, Sean St Ledger, Tomasz Radzinski