Millwall's Upson: We won't panic in bid to bounce back

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Ed Upson is calling for calm heads as the Lions bid to recover from the 4-0 defeat to Coventry by making it two league wins from three tonight against Barnsley.

Upson also believes Millwall have to get used to playing against sides who attempt to outnumber them in midfield.

“I don’t think it’s going to help us if we start to panic,” he said “We’ve just got to stick together as a team and a club.

“We came in on Sunday to put a few things right. We want to put it behind us as quickly as possible.

“It totally ruins your weekend, it’s the same for the staff and the fans as well. We’re all in it together and we all feel the same pain.

“It was a culmination of things against Coventry. There were a couple of incidences that could have changed the game.

“They’re a good team but we have enough to be able to deal with that and we should have been better on the day. It’s how we deal with it and respond and prove ourselves to everyone really.

“They did have three in the middle. A lot of teams in this division play with five in midfield. We play 4-4-2 so it’s just something we have to learn to deal with.”

Upson felt there were some positives to take from the game, including the performance of Ben Thompson who made his league debut.

“Young Ben did well when he came on and there was more energy in the second half,” Upson admitted.

“The thing you can’t do is lie down and take it when you’re 3-0 down, you have to show that fighting spirit and try and come back from it no matter what.

“You can hear the fans’ frustration at the game and we can feel it out there but we’ve just got to deal with that, it’s part and parcel of football.

“If you don’t win games fans aren’t going to be happy and as soon as you do you’re all dancing together.

“We want to put right what went wrong at the weekend. We want to get a good reaction and get a good result.

“We’ve watched Barnsley and we know what they are all about, we know their style of play. But it’s going to be more about how we impose ourselves on them as the home team.

"We’ve got to make The Den a fortress and we’ve got to make our mark on them rather than worrying too much about what they’re going to do.

“With the greatest respect to them we’ve got to concentrate on ourselves more.”

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12 thoughts on “Millwall's Upson: We won't panic in bid to bounce back

  • August 18, 2015 at 18:15
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    Give it some b0llocks tonight. Saturday was woeful and is the reason why im stayin in tonight. Hopefully that means we'll win

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    • August 18, 2015 at 18:20
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      @sadlier89: Same here.I was going tonight but after Saturday cannot face it even though I have a ST ?

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      • August 18, 2015 at 20:42
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        @Longfield Lion: I am lacking in funds aswel but took the night off hoping to pull 60 quid out of the ether to go tonight. Saturday put an end to that

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  • August 18, 2015 at 18:17
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    Great words!! Let's do it on the pitch

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  • August 18, 2015 at 18:21
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    It totally ruins your weekend?!??

    Try having to argue with your mrs that your gonna go to football, pay about 20% of your weeks wages on train! ticket, beer, etc to watch you lot ponce about and get ripped a new one every week at our home ground. Then the next day and through the week each any every player come out and tell us how it hurts them and bla bla bla, then we come back the following week and it happens all over again.

    That ruins your weekend BUDDY!

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  • August 18, 2015 at 18:21
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    What a load of bo,, ocks . Upson only stuck his head out of the trench because he was embarrassed by the passion that young Thompson showed when he came on. Personally I dont think Ben will cut it either, but at least he had a go. Stop talking pants and you and your mates put in a fu;!ing shift.

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  • August 18, 2015 at 18:27
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    Same shot different season

    Didn't the players come out with this stuff before?

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  • August 18, 2015 at 18:41
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    Anyway anyhow don't care at the den hopefully we can nick a win job done.

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  • August 18, 2015 at 19:27
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    Its gona be a must win game,

    upson into LM, Williams into CM which leaves Fred and Thompson. As for Powell on subs bench alongside Jimmy-AOB-Archer-Beevers-PCH and Martin

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  • August 18, 2015 at 19:45
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    It seems to me the mangement and players seem to talk the talk for a long time now. Isn't it about time you players and management walk the walk. Everyone can talk a good game but you can only prove it by picking the best winning team available and players giving over 100% on the park. Wake up and smell the coffee we are getting fed up with the talk the talk. Players get out there and perform for the supporters who pay the entrance fee out of their hard earned cash. Bring back the real Millwall players, Hurlock, Cahill, Rae players who put a shift in not the likes of Williams and Upson laughing stock and were made to look below average by the Coventry midfield.

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  • August 18, 2015 at 23:52
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    Someone somewhere with influence at the club needs to f****** panic and do something about this s***

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