Millwall midfielder glad to rekindle Williams partnership

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ED Upson hopes to play more games with Shaun Williams in the future after the midfield duo impressed in Millwall's goalless draw with Nottingham Forest.

Carlos Edwards' injury forced the Lions into an early reshuffle against the league leaders, with Jimmy Abdou dropping into defence and Upson joining Williams in the engine room.

And Upson felt he produced his best Millwall performance to date as Ian Holloway's troops gave Forest a scare.

Asked about his combination with Williams, Upson said: "He's someone I'm quite close to at the club as a friend.

"We played in there together a bit last year so it's nice to rekindle that partnership.

"Hopefully we can play in midfield a few more times because I really enjoy playing with Shaun and I hope the feeling's mutual.

"We started off with one sitting and two ahead of him but as the game changed I was under instructions to sit next to Willo.

"I would class myself as an attacking midfielder but I can do that side of the game as well if I need to. I like to get forward but I can get back too."

Upson was brought off the bench just seven minutes into the game.

"It was unexpected and a shame that Carlos Edwards had to get injured for that to happen," he added. "I take it as it comes and I really enjoyed it.

"I thought it was a good team performance against a team that are pushing for promotion and top of the league. It was a good buy levaquin display.

"We had the better chances – Ranegie was unlucky, the goalkeeper made a point-blank block but I don't think he knew anything about it. It was pure luck.

"Maybe their goalkeeper wouldn't agree with that but from where I was it seemed like a ricochet that was really unlucky.

"Martyn Woolford had a go and I had about 15 shots – one of them will go in soon."

Upson says the Lions are upbeat after taking 11 points from their first eight games.

"We've got some good points on the board against some good teams," he said.

"The feeling in the camp is really positive at the moment – the gaffer tries to instill a positive vibe in the group.

"That's something we can carry through into each game. We're all getting closer as a group. There've been ups and downs already but it's been a good start.

"We were playing for the win on Saturday but the longer the game went on and it was 0-0, it was important not to concede.

"At Reading we gave a late goal away and that was disappointing given the position we were in. We shored it up a bit and got the point.

"Forest were wasting time and that showed us a bit of respect. They were worried about what we were going to do.

"It's nice when teams like that worry about us. We certainly gave them something to think about."



5 thoughts on “Millwall midfielder glad to rekindle Williams partnership

  • September 22, 2014 at 10:12

    different topic but any news on Edwards - I hear it is very bad could be career threatening at his age - any one know

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    • September 22, 2014 at 11:00

      @timchimes: not a clue on edwards...not all bad news we still got hoyte..sorry that was the bad news.

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    • September 22, 2014 at 22:04

      @timchimes: Heard he is out for most of the season 🙁

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  • September 22, 2014 at 11:11

    Really good team performance; Upson, Williams and Jimmy were outstanding IMO.
    Hope it's not too bad for Carlos for his and our sakes - key player for us.

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  • September 22, 2014 at 11:42

    Two things u21 playing today at home , still No info on official site
    And how the f*** do you get those poxy adverts of this site

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