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Upson targets more goals after breaking Millwall duck

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ED Upson had mixed feelings after scoring his first Millwall goal on Saturday.

The midfielder's 41st-minute strike ultimately counted for nothing as the Lions slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Huddersfield Town.

But Upson believes Millwall cannot afford to feel sorry for themselves with a game against Birmingham City's coming up tomorrow – and has set his sights on more goals.

"I'm really pleased to get my first goal and break my duck but obviously I wish it had meant something in the game," he said.

"I'd just hit the underside of the bar so I was starting to think that it was never going to go in for me. Scott McDonald crossed the ball in and I gambled with a run into the box.

"I like to have a shot and get in the box so hopefully I can get a few more.

"We have to stick together and be positive because we've got a job to do on Tuesday.

"There will be ups and downs throughout every season and how you deal with those will determine where you end up in the league.

"The manager was very honest and we know that we have to improve on that performance. He'll get us going again, that's for sure."

Having got themselves back on level terms, the Lions offered little in the second half and Nahki Wells' penalty decided matters.

"It's tough staight after a game to put your finger on what went wrong," Upson added.

"It's very disappointing to come here and put in a performance like that because it is a long way to come. We have to react on Tuesday and look forward.

"None of us turned up here to put in a flat performance or not put the tempo in. It's just a shame. We've all got to look at ourselves and analyse it.

"We've got to kick on because there's another game tomorrow and we can't let it get to us.

"Thankfully we don't have a whole week to stew over that performance. If we put it right against Birmingham, it all looks good again."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

15 thoughts on “Upson targets more goals after breaking Millwall duck

  • September 29, 2014 at 13:41
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    Its gonna have to be a whole lot more if we don't get a striker. Hope he does though.

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  • September 29, 2014 at 13:49
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    I can put my finger on it play the best 11 once again Gregory +1 and F***** stick with them SIMPLES

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  • September 29, 2014 at 14:08
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    I agree but it's the manager who has to make the decision and I am beginning to do think he does not know what he is doing..

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  • September 29, 2014 at 14:09
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    Will probably recall Marquis !

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  • September 29, 2014 at 14:12
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    Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes,
    of controlling the ball and of making yourself available to receive a pass.
    It is terribly simple." ....bill shankley

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    • September 29, 2014 at 18:14
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      @Jim28:
      There lies the problem Ollie gets that bit.
      Have you got any more Bill Shankley quotes on buying forwards who can score and not tinkering with a line up?

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  • September 29, 2014 at 14:38
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    It's a f****** shame is that all u hav to say to 350 fans that made the trip up there & spent there hard earned money & the thousands trying to catch up while sneaking a break at work. You've just p***** me right off u nob

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    • September 29, 2014 at 15:04
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      @block 28: still got the raving i see..

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    • September 29, 2014 at 15:45
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      @block 28: You're right though! Block28. ( NOLU, WDC ).

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  • September 29, 2014 at 14:52
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    If we cant score goals against teams below us how on earth are we going to score against them above us.
    Goals win games and it don't look like anyone is prepared to go that little bit more and put their body on the line and score

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  • September 29, 2014 at 15:09
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    I know that we all know what is going wrong or we think we do, but the manager needs to instill into his players what he requires from them, and as seen here and other clubs the players have to buy into that vision.
    I am not sure they do not that the results are not going our way, but this is the time Ollie needs to earn is corn, but his track record is when things start to become harder he walks, lets hope what he said when he joined us he meant it and does a job here.
    But as many have said we need someone to score goals to help ease the pressure at the back, and we also need to retain the ball and not give it away cheapley, but it is all down to the eleven players he picks on the day.

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  • September 29, 2014 at 16:25
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    Hope you do Ed! Cos Renegie, Fuller and Easter won't, there f***** useless

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  • September 29, 2014 at 17:16
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    Cracking strike for the goal and unlucky with the one on the bar. Him and Williams all day long but in a four not a three. COYL

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  • September 29, 2014 at 19:18
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    IH is starting to p*** me off give Gregory a chance up front instead of playing fuller cos your so called target man ain't winning no headers he ain't holding up play so others can get involved his old and his S--T are midfield ain't to bad Williams and upson will only get better together and we have Martinez to come in as I know he can play football the passing way and FFS IH sign eagles.

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    • September 30, 2014 at 08:12
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      Put Dunne right back in place of Abdou and Gregory instead of fuller. simples..........

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