The three Portsmouth players earning selection for Millwall's Jed Wallace's Best XI

Jed Wallace has named his Best XI – and included three former Pompey team-mates.
Former Pompey midfielder Jed Wallace has named three ex-Fratton Park team-mates in his Best XI. Picture: Joe PeplerFormer Pompey midfielder Jed Wallace has named three ex-Fratton Park team-mates in his Best XI. Picture: Joe Pepler
Former Pompey midfielder Jed Wallace has named three ex-Fratton Park team-mates in his Best XI. Picture: Joe Pepler

The ex-Fratton favourite is continuing to impress at Millwall, registering 10 goals for the Championship side this season.

Yet there is a strong Pompey influence when asked to name the most talented players he has appeared alongside during his career so far.

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Ricardo Rocha, Adam Webster and Nicky Shorey have all been selected by Wallace in his preferred 3-5-2 system.

That consists of Rocha and Webster as part of his back three, with Shorey serving at left wing-back.

During an interview with Millwall’s website, the 25-year-old said: ‘Ricardo Rocha, who I played with at Portsmouth when I was coming through, had an amazing career at Benfica and Tottenham and a Champions League semi-final against Barcelona.

‘It was hearing his stories and also the leader he was off the pitch. He’s certainly someone I looked up to when younger and someone I would definitely want to put in my team.

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‘For left-sided centre-half, the person I am going to pick would be Adam Webster, who I also played with at Portsmouth and England under-19s, he’s now playing for Brighton.

‘In that position, he is probably the best two-footed (defender) I’ve played with and someone who can bring the ball out and start attacks from there.

‘My left wing-back would be Nicky Shorey. He played for England, against Brazil and Germany, I played with him at Portsmouth towards the end of his career.

‘You could still see the quality he had, he definitely deserves his place.’

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Wallace made 121 Pompey appearances, scoring 30 times, before bought by Wolves in May 2015.

Wallace’s Best XI: Bartosz Bialkowski, Shaun Hutchinson, Ricardo Rocha, Adam Webster, Mahlon Romeo, Nicky Shorey, Shaun Williams, Kevin McDonald, Helder Costa, Lee Gregory, Benik Afobe.