AS A former Swansea City youth player, Bala Town's Henry Jones can name a quality-packed dream eleven of players he's starred alongside during his career to date.

The midfielder revealed his 'Best XI' whilst speaking to The Lakesiders' media team recently.

Jones came through the Swans' youth ranks from the age of eight before turning professional ten years later. Whilst playing for Swansea, he represented their Under 21 and 23 sides and earned Wales under 21 caps too.

He signed for Bangor City in July 2016 and had a fantastic debut season in Wales' top flight, winning the Young Player of the Year accolade and being named in the WPL Team of the Year.

He then signed for Bala in July 2018 and in his debut season at Maes Tegid, he scored 15 goals in 32 games and provided 15 assists.

Speaking to Bala's media team recently, this is who Jones put into his Best XI, along with his reasons for featuring them (current club in brackets):


Danny Ward (Leicester City) - "Played with him for Wales best shot stopper and also good with feet."


Connor Roberts (Swansea City, below) – "Good all round footballer could play in any position and the fittest player I’ve played with."

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PICTURE: Football Association of Wales (FAW).

Joe Rodon (Swansea City) – "The complete centre half defends first and really good on the ball."

Ben Davies (Tottenham, below) – "He’s a left back but I’m playing him centre half in this team – reliable no real weakness in his game."

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PICTURE: Tottenham Hotspur FC

Raheem Hanley (Radcliffe) – "Best 1v1 defender I have ever played with – impossible to get past him and ridiculous on the ball."


Leon Britton (Retired, below) – "Best player I’ve played with. The end."

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PICTURE: Swansea City FC

Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United) – "Best passer of the ball I’ve ever seen – gifted footballer."

Matt Grimes (Swansea City) – "Wand of a left foot."

Dan James (Manchester United) – "Ridiculously quick, can beat anyone."

Jefferson Montero (Birmingham City, on loan from Swansea) – "As quick as Dan James and impossible to defend against on his day."


Oli McBurnie (Sheffield United) – "Complete striker, touch, passing, hold up, finishing just everything."

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PICTURE: Premier League