Yeovil Town midfielder Ed Upson has said that he is close to achieving his own personal targets as the 2011-12 season gets into its final stages. The former Ipswich Town trainee has enjoyed a breakthrough season at Huish Park, having made just 15 league starts during his first year with the Glovers.
This season has been entirely different for the 22 year old. He has been a near ever present in the club's first team, missing just three League One matches due to two suspensions, with all bar one of those games involving starts. Upson is also the club's leading player in 'assists' for goals, with the Football League stats saying that he has supplied eight of Yeovil's goals this season.
Add in the five he has scored himself and there's little doubt he's been one of the club's most improved players. Speaking to BBC Somerset, Upson didn't reveal what his targets were, but said that he was on track:
"Before this season had started, I had targets in my head of where I wanted to reach. I'm getting there and I'm really enjoying myself. I'm really enjoying playing, and obviously being in those sort of stats is nice. Hopefully in the future I can get a few more games and a few more assists and goals, and everything that comes with it."
This afternoon, the Glovers take on Hartlepool United, who lie two places and one point above them in the League One table, meaning that a win would guarantee that they would go up at least one place. Upson said that with safety still not quite guaranteed, that leapfrogging other teams was very much part of their current thinking:
"That's what we're trying to do. We're trying to rope teams in above us, and distance ourselves from the bottom as well. That's something that we've been doing over the past month and we want to carry on doing. There's eight games left of this season, and 50 points is our target. We're close to that now, and hopefully we can get there soon, and then carry on and see where we can get to after that."
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