Can you be the first to guess Roy's team?

IF Liam Rosenior had not suffered from an illness we could have had a winner of the 'pre-guess Roy Keane's team selection' competition.

Elvin King

IF Liam Rosenior had not suffered from an illness we could have had a winner of the 'pre-guess Roy Keane's team selection' competition.

It rolls over into tomorrow night's Championship game at Scunthorpe after not one person in the dozens who entered managed to get it spot on.

The closest pick for Saturday's match at Sheffield Wednesday was Wilfried Barbknecht from Hamburg who was one of the few who put Carlos Edwards into the side. He also had Jon Walters up front, but had Rosenior in his team ahead of Shane O'Connor.

Andrew Leggett had O'Connor in his starting XI while James Stephenson came close to including the league Town debut-maker.

Here are some the closest selections:

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- Wilfried Barbknecht: B Murphy; Rosenior, McAuley, Delaney, D Wright; Edwards, Leadbitter, Norris, Colback; Walters, D Murphy.

- Andy Leggett: B Murphy; Rosenior, McAuley, Delaney, O'Connor; Walters, Leadbitter, Norris, Colback; D Murphy, Healy.

- James Stephenson: B Murphy; Rosenior, McAuley, Delaney, D Wright; Walters, Norris, Leadbitter, Colback; D Murphy, Wickham (I wanted to say O'Connor but opted against it - bet it shoots me in the foot).

- Michael Holmes: Lee-Barrett; Rosenior, McAuley, Delaney, Balkestein; Edwards, Leadbitter, Norris, Colback; Walters, D Murphy.

- Paul Barber: B Murphy; Rosenior, McAuley, Delaney, Balkestein; Walters, Leadbitter, Colback, Martin; Counago, D Murphy.

- Rob Smith: B Murphy; Rosenior, McAuley, Delaney, Peters; Edwards, Leadbitter, Norris, Colback; Murphy, Walters.

- Dale Browning: B Murphy; Rosenior, McAuley, Delaney, D Wright; Norris, Leadbitter, Garvan, Colback; Walters, Murphy.

TO join in the fun have a go at pre-guessing Roy Keane's selection for the trip to Scunthorpe tomorrow. E-mail elvin.king@eveningstar.co.uk before 7pm Tuesday to stand a chance of becoming the first fan to read the Town manager's mind.

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