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Posted on 23 June 2006  - 12:00

Clive Allen gives his verdicts on the players that took us to the reserve league title last season...

Clive Allen gives his verdicts on the players that took us to the reserve league title last season...

Our reserve group marched to the Barclays Premier Reserve League South championship with a run of 16 wins in their last 18 matches to take the title by 12 points.

Here, Clive runs the rule over the players that made it happen...

Rob Burch: He broke his leg in the final game and it really was a sad end for him. We’d rotated three goalkeepers in-particularly Burchy and Radek and when he was in, he was consistent. There were games when he had to make important saves and he did that, he was focused and it was a massive disappointment for all of us when he picked up the injury at in the play-off at Old Trafford. He’s on the mend and I’m sure he'll be back.

Radek Cerny: He was excellent. As an understudy to Paul Robinson you have to be very patient and he has the most fantastic temperament. When he was with the group he was first class in the way he played the games and he had a level of consistency as a number two that meant you knew you could rely on him. He’s so dependable. When he played he was a model professional.

Charlie Daniels: He had a great season. From day one when we all came back there was an edge to him, he was fit, he was determined and he developed as much as anyone this season. We looked at him in a number of roles – he played wide left, left-sided midfield and also acquitted himself at left-back where he showed composure on the ball and wanted to get forward. He scored some important goals as well. It was a shame that he missed the run-in because of injury but he’ll be back for next season.

Calum Davenport: Calum went away on loan, had a taste of first team football and did particularly well at Norwich. He was called back because of a few defensive injury problems and started playing regularly for the reserves. It’s never easy for a first team player to do that and they are on a hiding to nothing every game but I felt he was our best player for a period of six to eight games after Christmas, a very important time for us when we were defensively very solid.

Jamie Davis: He was fantastic against Arsenal and caused a real early threat in that game. He has pace and is a dangerous player going forward. He worked back as well when we needed him to do a defensive job and he showed in glimpses that he has massive potential.