Date: 3rd February 2014 at 2:57pm
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I didn’t see Ed Upson’s Glover departure coming really, not until the final days of the transfer window last month when the rumours grew of interest from SkyBet Championship rival clubs, with Millwall the ones that snapped him up at the end.

Upson had been a key players for us but Gary Johnson has explained the decision to let him go to The Western Gazette, as he didn’t think that the midfielder was reaching the standards expected of him.

With his performances not what the manager expected, and his contract expiring in the summer, the decision had to be made to do what was in the best interests of The Glovers and that, in Johnson’s opinion, was to let him go for the £100,000 that was being offered.

‘You never want to lose one of your better players but over the past couple of months he hasn’t been one of our better players and for whatever reason he hasn’t come up to the standard of what we hoped he would in the Championship.

‘He wasn’t in the team and was out of contract in the summer. He’s a fantastic person but when we got the offer it was an offer we should take with the circumstances.’

The 24 year old was one of those that we had that could certainly perform at this level but I’ll always back Johnson’s judgement and would have to agree that Upson hadn’t been up to his usually high standards and that’s why he found it harder to get back into the starting XI regularly.

Players will always come and go won’t they, but the club always remains.

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3 Replies to “Upson Dropped Below Standards”

  • Bit of a swift turn around from his words about numbers and not letting Upson go. Not really been shouting down houses admittedly, but few have, so strange crack about ‘levels’ but if a 100K is right, that could be 3-4 players in the loan window who could make all the difference and that’s what it’s about isn’t it.

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