Shayne Lavery picks Blackpool teammate over Northern Ireland hero as he names fantasy five-a-side featuring 'inspirational' Manchester United defender

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Throughout this season we will be asking a number people connected with Blackpool FC to pick their fantasy five-a-side.

The team can include anyone of their liking, whether that’s all-time greats or former and current teammates.

This week Seasiders striker Shayne Lavery has selected his side.

Here’s what he had to say:

Shayne Lavery (Photographer Lee Parker/CameraSport)Shayne Lavery (Photographer Lee Parker/CameraSport)
Shayne Lavery (Photographer Lee Parker/CameraSport)

Dan Grimshaw (GK)

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“I’m going with players I’ve played with, so I’m putting Grimmy (Dan Grimshaw) in goal- because he can also play in midfield as well.

"He would just come out of the net and score a few goals himself.”

"I’ll put Jonny Evans at the back- I can’t miss him out.

"I’m not surprised by what he’s doing because his quality is unbelievable.

"With the composure he’s got, I know when I’m with Northern Ireland if he’s got the ball then I can make a run because he’s got that quality.

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"He was at United during the glory years, and for him to get into that team during that time was crazy, so he’s a big inspiration to me, and he’s a great guy as well.”

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Sonny Carey

"I have to put Sonny because he wouldn’t be happy if I didn’t, but I have now picked him ahead of Steven Davis.”

"I’ll put Josh Bowler in there. He was unbelievable for Blackpool.

“I knew him from my time with Everton as well.

"He’s a great lad and a funny guy.”

Shayne Lavery

"I’ll put myself in there for the fun of it.”