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Bruce plans to keep Upson

04 Dec 2006 - 09:05:42

Birmingham City manager Steve Bruce insists he is under no pressure to sell former England international Matthew Upson in next month's transfer window.

The 27-year-old started his first game for ten months on Saturday and scored in the 3-0 victory against Plymouth Argyle, to Bruce's delight.

"Let me make it plain that I didn't put Upson back into the team to make sure I can get more money for him at Christmas," he said.

"Why do I want to sell him? It's going to take a hell of an offer. If anyone tries to nick him, forget it.

"They're going to have to pay top dollar because, if it was down to me, then we'd make sure we kept the boy especially until the end of the season.

"What have we to lose? We can only benefit from a fit Matthew Upson."

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