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Alan Curbishley unveils his Championship 'Dream Team'

8 August 2012

With just over a week to go until the start of the 2012/2013 npower Championship, former Charlton Athletic manager and TV pundit Alan Curbishley has revealed his 2012/2013 Championship 'dream team' to watch out for this season.

The Charlton favourite has unveiled his team to promote the launch of Phones 4u Fantasy Football, the only official fantasy game of the npower Championship, with a number of other former Championship manager's teams being unveiled over the next few weeks.

To pick your own team for a chance to win the £10,000 cash prize along with a brand new mobile phone, head to

Curbishley's team includes three players from his former club, Charlton Athletic, along with three Championship newcomers in Bolton Wanderers' Adam Bogdan, Brighton & Hove Albion's Wayne Bridge and Huddersfield Town's Jordan Rhodes.

Full team as follows (based on 4-3-3 formation):

GK ?d?m Bogd?n (Bolton Wanderers) - "Despite Bolton's relegation last season, Bogdan had a brilliant season, dislodging Jussi Jaaskelainen as first-choice 'keeper by the end of the campaign. He will play a major part in aiding Bolton's promotion push and will certainly contribute to a few clean sheets."

DF Wayne Bridge (Brighton & Hove Albion) - "Very experienced left-back that will excel in the Championship. Will definitely tighten up Brighton at the back and be a huge threat going forward, too."

DF Roger Johnson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) - "Played at this level before with Cardiff so will know exactly what to expect. A massive threat from set pieces and a 'never say die' attitude."

DF Leon Cort (Charlton Athletic) - "Found his playing time limited at times last season, but was a regular feature in Chris Powell's team by the end of the season. Very experienced defender that will play a big role in the development of Charlton's younger players."

DF Bradley Orr (Blackburn Rovers) - "Likely to be Blackburn's first-choice right-back. Very pacey and almost plays as a right winger at times. Can see him keeping a few clean sheets as well as chipping in with the odd goal and assist."

MF Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) - "Had a fantastic season last time around and captained Charlton to promotion. Full of goals and will certainly lay on a few opportunities for Bradley Wright-Phillips. Will be a huge threat from set pieces too."

MF Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) - "I don't think Bolton have seen the best of him yet, but was unplayable at times when he played at this level with Burnley. I think he'll definitely find his creative spark this season and we'll see a few more goals from him, too."

MF Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City) - "Cardiff's player of the season last time around. Excellent vision, neat passer of the ball and possesses a fantastic first touch. Also a massive danger from dead ball situations."

ST Bradley Wright-Phillips (Charlton Athletic) - "A goal machine for Charlton last season. If they create the chances for him this time around, Bradley will not need a second invitation."

ST Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield Town) - "Very hot property at the minute and I have no doubt he will make the step up to Championship level. Now a full Scottish international too and he is only going to get better."

ST Kevin Phillips (Blackpool) - "His goal scoring record throughout his career speaks for itself. Although his playing time may be slightly more limited than in previous seasons, he will certainly make an impact as a sub. Don't be surprised to see a few late goals from Kevin Phillips."

This season, Phones 4u Fantasy Football is bigger than ever, with a host of great prizes including an incredible £10,000 cash prize for the ultimate winner, VIP tickets to the npower Championship Play-Off Final, signed shirts and behind-the-scenes tours.

Managers have the chance to challenge their mates with Private Leagues and can compare each other's progress on the Official Facebook page.

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