Keane makes first signing for Town

ED Upson has put pen to paper on a new one year deal with Ipswich Town.

Derek Davis

ED Upson has put pen to paper on a new one year deal with Ipswich Town.

The central midfielder, who hit the FA Youth Cup final winning goal in 2005 as a 15-year-old, was expecting to be released by the Blues but was handed a reprieve by new boss Roy Keane.

Upson spent much of last season out on loan and admitted he did not enjoy life under former boss Jim Magilton who had told him he would not be kept on.

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The 19-year-old instantly agreed the new one year deal offered by Keane and this morning signed his new contract.

Upson said: “It was a difficult season for me last year and I did think that I might have to move on, but the new manager has come in and it's given me a massive boost that he has given me a new contract.

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“I'd like to think that I stayed strong last season when things weren't going my way. I kept my head up and played my football and it was an education for me.

“Now I have to take the opportunity the manager has given me and show him what I can do and also show my team-mates what I can do.

“I need to really push on now from pre-season and try and force my way into the first team here."

Keeper Shane Supple is expected to follow suit next week and sign a new deal, but Liam Trotter has not agreed to sign and may prefer an offer made by Scunthorpe United.

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