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PRESSMAN IN THE LEAGUE PAPER
6th April 2006 23:14


This week in The League Paper, Stags' keeper Kevin Pressman chooses the best players that he has played in his career in the feature Dream Team

Here is a little teaser from his selection

Right-back:
Roland Nilsson ­ retired
Roland was a model professional at Sheffield Wednesday. He had a
never-say-die attitude and always gave 100 per cent. He was a willing worker
and an important player in our side ­ he was someone you could rely on and
was a consistent performer over a period of time. Roland had a good sense of
humour and was a good lad. Had a short spell managing Coventry, but is now a
manager back in his native Sweden. Made more than 100 appearances for his
country.

Centre-midfield:
Carlton Palmer ­ retired
Carlton was the fittest bloke I have ever seen in football. Box-to-box, he
was frightening at his peak. He could get up and down, tackle and do the leg
work. Took some flak when he played for England, but a lot of that was
unfair. He wasn't what people envisaged an England player would be, he
didn't get on the ball and spray it around, but he ratted things and broke
up the opposition's play. He used to get it and give it simply ­ that was
his strength and got him into the England squad in the first place. A
massive influence at Sheffield Wednesday, Carlton was my boss at Mansfield
for a while and is now doing media work.

For the rest of Kevin's answers and a match report from Mansfield's trip to Lincoln buy The League Paper, this Sunday/Monday.

 

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