Date: 14th February 2014 at 7:50am
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Former midfielder Ed Upson has thanked the Yeovil support for the encouragement and backing they gave him during his time with us.

24 year old Upson as we know, left in the January window to head for Millwall, having spent three and a half years with us after joining from Ipswich Town’s academy, and in that time he made 133 starting appearances, with a further 15 from the bench, and scored 17 goals across all competitions for us.

Following on from us hosting his new club in midweek, a game he was ineligible for following an agreement between the clubs, Upson couldn’t praise the fans enough for the way they welcomed him into Huish Park and supported him as he developed into the player that reported earned us £100,000 when he moved.

‘I’d like to say thanks for everything, the fans all welcomed me to the club when I first came, we have all be up together and down together, and it’s been a privilege to share the glory. they’re a great set of fans, they just want you to do well and it a pleasure to play in front of them for so many years.’

Despite the presumed handbags following the move with comments between manager and player, Upson doesn’t let that get in the way of crediting Gary Johnson and Terry Skiverton and Darren Way for the way they helped him develop as a player and turn from being a boy into a man on the pitch.

‘Terry and Darren really believed in me and support me. It was the perfect time to come to Yeovil in many ways, with the staff they had there it really benefited my development. I feel a million times better player having learned from them and then from the gaffer now.’

Upson says he hopes everybody believes that he’s left a better player than the one he was when he first arrived, because for him he’s certainly had some great moments with us along the way.

In the remainder of the interview with the Western Daily Press Upson goes on to talk about some of his highlights from his time with us, and obviously some of the goals he has scored figure highly in that list, but probably non more so than his header at Wembley which secured us promotion to the Championship and he describes it as a ‘defining moment of my Yeovil career.’

A far better way to bring the curtain down on his time with Yeovil with those words.

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