The Professional Football Association has named its Division Three team of the season for 2002-03.
Humphreys has rediscovered his goalscoring touch
Promoted Hartlepool have four players in the best XI, with Richie Humphreys showing the kind of goalscoring form which propelled him into the headlines during his time as a teenager at Sheffield Wednesday.
ALAN FETTIS - Hull
The Northern Ireland international goalkeeper has been in inspirational form
all season. He started the campaign at York until money troubles kicked in and
they were forced to offload him.
CARLOS EDWARDS - Wrexham
This has been the Trinidad & Tobago international's best season since he moved to these shores in 2000. Edwards has been a constant thorn in the opposition side with his rampaging forays down the right flank and has done as much as anyone to lift Wrexham into the play-off zone.
GRAEME LEE - Hartlepool
Last season, Lee was voted Player of the Year by Hartlepool supporters but
this year it has been the turn of his fellow peers to vote him as one of the top
11 in the league.
CHRIS WESTWOOD - Hartlepool
It has been another solid campaign for Westwood, who was originally signed by
former boss Chris Turner from Telford. He has helped marshal the backline
PAUL UNDERWOOD - Rushden
Underwood is a former left winger who has taken to the full-back role like a
duck to water. A former England semi-professional international, the Diamonds
skipper has adapted to life in the league with
RICHIE HUMPHREYS - Hartlepool
A former England Under-21 international, Humphreys has kick-started his career
since he arrived at Victoria Park. His goal prowess and attacking ability have
been a major factor in their success this season.
MARK TINKLER - Hartlepool
The fourth player to be selected from Mike Newell's team has enjoyed another
consistent season in the centre of midfield. His tough
tackling and will to win have driven Hartlepool forward on many an occasion this
PAUL HALL - Rushden
The Diamonds are Hall's eighth club during his career. The Jamaica
international has shown superb form this year and has scored a stack of goals
from the wide right position.
ALEX RUSSELL - Torquay
Russell arrived at Plainmoor at the start of last season and made an immediate
impression. He has continued his good form this season and has become the
captain and lynchpin of a very young Torquay outfit.
ANDY MORRELL - Wrexham
Wrexham signed Morrell from Newcastle Blue Star back in 1998, but he has
certainly adapted to life in the Football League now. A splendid season has seen
him at the top of the goalscoring charts for months and pass the 30-goal for the
DAVE KITSON - Cambridge
Another player who was plucked from the non-league scene, Kitson signed from
Arlesey in 2001. However, he has adjusted very quickly from being a non-league
centre-back to a top-class Third Division forward.