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Millwall midfielder "unfairly dealt with" earlier this season

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MILLWALL boss Ian Holloway has admitted that Ed Upson was "unfairly dealt with" when he was dropped from the side last month.

Upson marked his return from injury with his first Lions goal at Huddersfield in September.

But he was substituted at half time in the following game against Birmingham and had not started a match before playing 90 minutes in the win over Cardiff.

On reflection, Holloway feels he gave the 24-year-old a rough ride – and is set to stick with him in midfield alongside Shaun Williams and Scott McDonald at Watford tomorrow.

"Ed is starting to look like the player that I wanted him to be," Holloway said. "He needs to go forward and score.

"We're probably a little attack-minded with those three in the team but I thought it was Ed's turn to play last weekend.

"He was unfairly dealt with when I brought him off at half time against Birmingham.

"When he came on against Nottingham Forest he did so well and that was probably his best game for us.

"So he started the next two games but because we were 2-0 down to Birmingham, I needed to change things.

"That was down to his fitness at the time but he's a really nice footballer."

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6 thoughts on “Millwall midfielder "unfairly dealt with" earlier this season

  • October 31, 2014 at 14:53
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    If he is good enough and playing well then start him just like any other player but IH wants to play different players and change the tactics every week then comes out and says he isnt being fair. He needs to know his best team and not keep f.ucking about. You dont always need to change players to suit the oppositions tactics, your best team should adapt to playing different ways if need be.

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    • October 31, 2014 at 15:39
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      @LETEMCOME: slowly getting 11 unfair players

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      • October 31, 2014 at 15:43
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        @Jim28: Slowly but surely Jim.

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  • October 31, 2014 at 16:24
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    Upson/Martinez/McDonald all fighting for the same spot in the team if you ask me, Williams is the anchor if we play two of those. We really need Bailey back as cover for Williams though.

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    • October 31, 2014 at 16:26
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      @glyngo: Bit unfair on jimmy again.olly your have to pick him now

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  • October 31, 2014 at 16:55
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    It must be a nice headache to have for a manager to have so many good options. Whatever team he picks someone wont be happy but that's life deal with it and fight for your place. COYL

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