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Upson salutes character of the Albion squad

The Argus: Matt Upson Matt Upson

Matt Upson says Albion have come through a test of character by staying in the hunt for promotion since January.

The Seagulls entered the new year transfer window in ninth, three points outside the play-offs.

They go to Sheffield Wednesday tonight with the same gap between them and the top six and a place higher, despite the departures in the opening month of 2014 of Liam Bridcutt, Ashley Barnes and Adam El-Abd and the long-term injury suffered by Andrew Crofts.

Oscar Garcia's side have remained in touch with five wins and three defeats in the league since the window closed.

Upson told The Argus: "I think it's a real test of the character of the team, how we've done. We had a difficult period in January with injuries and players leaving the club.

"We weren't quite able to recruit as many or maybe who we wanted to so, from that point of view, I think it has been a real success the last couple of months.

"Regardless of what happens at the end of the season I thought it was a good response and shows you the strength the squad actually has."

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10:14am Tue 25 Mar 14

TheWerewolf says...

Top man Matty. clean sheet and a headed winner tonight please.....
Top man Matty. clean sheet and a headed winner tonight please..... TheWerewolf
  • Score: 11

10:39am Tue 25 Mar 14

B rian Tawses left foot says...

Defeat tonight effectively means it's over for this season.
Defeat tonight effectively means it's over for this season. B rian Tawses left foot
  • Score: -17

1:53pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Defeat tonight effectively means it's over for this season.
Do you genuinely believe that? Just how many times have the Albion's play-off chances been written off this season (the answer is the same as the amount of disappointing results) yet we're still in the mix.
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Defeat tonight effectively means it's over for this season.[/p][/quote]Do you genuinely believe that? Just how many times have the Albion's play-off chances been written off this season (the answer is the same as the amount of disappointing results) yet we're still in the mix. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 9

1:58pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Clean Sheet says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
B rian Tawses left foot wrote: Defeat tonight effectively means it's over for this season.
Do you genuinely believe that? Just how many times have the Albion's play-off chances been written off this season (the answer is the same as the amount of disappointing results) yet we're still in the mix.
Agreed
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Defeat tonight effectively means it's over for this season.[/p][/quote]Do you genuinely believe that? Just how many times have the Albion's play-off chances been written off this season (the answer is the same as the amount of disappointing results) yet we're still in the mix.[/p][/quote]Agreed Clean Sheet
  • Score: 6

4:40pm Tue 25 Mar 14

albionbloke says...

B rian Tawses left foot wrote:
Defeat tonight effectively means it's over for this season.
It's over on the last day of the season and not until. In this league, a couple of wins paired with a couple of losses and things can change dramatically. My glass remains half full, not half empty.
[quote][p][bold]B rian Tawses left foot[/bold] wrote: Defeat tonight effectively means it's over for this season.[/p][/quote]It's over on the last day of the season and not until. In this league, a couple of wins paired with a couple of losses and things can change dramatically. My glass remains half full, not half empty. albionbloke
  • Score: 2

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