MILLWALL signing Ed Upson has hit back after Yeovil boss Gary Johnson claimed his performances this season have not been up to Championship standard.
Johnson sanctioned Upson's £100,000-move to The Den on transfer deadline day last week before stating that the 24-year-old had not been one of the Glovers' better players.
But the midfielder was Yeovil's leading scorer with five goals to his name, and has revealed that his relationship with Johnson had become "a bit hostile" prior to his January move.
"He [Johnson] can say what he wants – if he wants to say that about his top goalscorer, that's fine," Upson told the Southwark News.
"I have got no doubts at all that I have made the step up to the Championship. I've proven myself with my performances and by getting the goals I've got.
"You've got to take things with a pinch of salt and wonder why people say certain things. It's a game of opinions and sometimes you just have to let things go.
"The circumstances were slightly strange in the build up to me leaving. I picked up an ankle injury against Huddersfield at the end of December and I didn't start after that.
"I kept coming off the bench but I did not get back into the team. It got to the point where things became a bit hostile, but I don't want to go into it that too much."
Upson added: "This is the right move at the right time, with the right manager and the right team.
"I was a bit emotional leaving Yeovil because I'd been there for three years, had some good times there and made some good friends too. I made my home there.
"But to be honest I was ready to move clubs and start a new challenge and start afresh somewhere else.
"I feel like Millwall is the right place to do that. For me this was a happy decision."