MY BEST 11 I PLAYED WITH: Philip Lowry

Our 'My Best 11 I Played With' series continues with former Derry City, Linfield, Institute, Limavady United and current Crusaders midfielder Philip Lowry.

Thursday, 26th March 2020, 7:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 10:25 am

The Limavady native has won everything in the Irish League and certainly has had some superb team-mates. He goes for a traditional 4-4-2 formation, so here's his best 11 players he played with and the reasons why....

Alan Blayney (Goalkeeper): He was immense at Linfield and won games on his own at times. During his Ulster Footballer of the Year season it was far and away the best goalkeeping I'd ever seen. Likes to be reminded he once won save of the season for Southampton against Alan Shearer.

BJ Burns (Right-Back): Just a ridiculous talent. Could play anywhere and be the best player. The best player I've seen who never played in England.

Crusaders Philip Lowry.

Winky Murphy (Centre-Back): Just a colossus of a man. Brilliant in the air and although I played with him later in his career he never seemed to be outpaced. Probably the funniest team mate I've played with as well.

Colin Coates (Centre-Back): Again brilliant in the air and a massive threat in the opposition box. I didn't realise how good he was with the ball at his feet until joining the Crues. A class act.

Sean Ward (Left-Back): Played with Wardy at The Blues and Crues. Looks after himself brilliantly and can play anywhere across the back four and his performance never drops. Hands down the worst trainer I've seen!

Gavin Whyte (Right-Wing): The season before he joined Oxford United the wee man was simply unplayable. No surprise to see him playing in the Championship and regularly for Northern Ireland.

Michael Gault (Central-Midfielder): Brilliant team mate he would put his head in where others wouldn't put a foot. Always showed up in the big games when it mattered most as well.

Pat McEleney (Central-Midfielder): Probably the most gifted individual I've played with. Brilliant off either foot and scored some ridiculous goals from long range. Outrageously skillful.

Paul Heatley (Left-Wing): Again a special talent who has scored some of the most insane volleys since I've played alongside him. Consistently puts up big numbers every year.

Peter Thompson (Striker): A complete goal machine. Scored goals of all types and one of the most selfless players I've played with who always put the team before himself despite scoring so many goals.

Jordan Owens (Striker): Immense in the air and a brilliant team mate who cares only about the team doing well. Haven't seem him lose a header in four years at the Crues.