Land of giants: Championship tallest players XI

Charlie Mulgrew of Blackburn Rovers celebrates scoring his teams first goal

We pick an XI with some of the tallest players in the Championship.

Huddersfield Town’s Joel Coleman (6ft 6) is the tallest goalkeeper in the division. The 21-year-old joined from League One side Oldham Athletic in the summer but is yet to break into the Terriers’ first-team.

Dominic Iorfa (6ft 4) and Charlie Mulgrew (6ft 3) play as full-backs in this XI. Iorfa has made over 80 appearances for Wolverhampton Wanderers since breaking through the youth ranks. Mulgrew was part of the Celtic side that won the Scottish Premiership in five consecutive seasons. He signed for Blackburn Rovers at the end of August.

Dan Burn (6ft 7) and Jake Cooper (6ft 7) make a gigantic centre-back pairing. Wigan Athletic signed Burn after he ended his four year spell with Fulham. Cooper is a product of Reading’s academy and featured prominently at the end of last season. He is yet to work his way into Jaap Stam’s plans.

Michael Zyro (6ft 3) and Ben Gladwin (6ft 3) provide height in the wide areas. Gladwin has just six appearances for Queens Park Rangers this campaign; while Zyro is still recovering from a knee injury suffered last season.

The young pairing of Philip Billing (6ft 4) and Paul Digby (6ft 4) fill the central midfield spots. Philip Billing has featured in Huddersfield Town’s last four fixtures and scored a wonder goal against Cardiff City. Digby, who can also play centre-back, is currently part of Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich Town squad.

Simon Makienok (6ft 7) and Matt Smith (6ft 6) ensure there is no shortage of height in attack. Danish forward Makienok spent last season on loan at Charlton Athletic before signing with Preston North End for the 2016/7 season. Matt Smith started his career in non-league football until he earned a move to Oldham Athletic in 2011. He has scored nine goals for Fulham since his arrival in 2014.

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