Centre Back: Sean Raggett
This is the hardest of all the choices I’ve had to make; narrowing all of our excellent centre backs down into one space.
‘One space?’ I hear you ask. Yes, one space, because one player was always going to walk into the Team of the Decade: Sean Raggett. It’s not possible for anyone to push him out I’m afraid.
Why? He could carry the ball forward, he was as much of a threat going up the pitch as he was at the back, he was utterly fearless and would get hurt for the team if the need was there. He was pivotal to so many of our great memories in 2016/17, including the goal against Forest Green and of course, the winner at Burnley.
His attitude in then signing for Norwich and coming back showed a love for the club and his application when he did come back on loan was spot on; he never feared to get hurt and ruining his Norwich career, he gave everything he had, every time he pulled on the shirt.
Dare I say it, he’s up there with the best Imps’ centre backs ever, certainly the ones I’ve seen since October 1986.