Date: 11th July 2015 at 5:40pm
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Midfielder Ed Upson and striker Lee Gregory have said they can’t wait to get going in our League One campaign of 2015-16 given how high spirits are in the camp.

Beginning with Upson, at the age of only 25 but with being two appearances shy of the 200 career milestone mark, he told the official site that he was relishing the more senior role he will have to play at the club in the coming season.

‘It is a responsibility I have got to take on along with a lot of the other lads that aren’t old but are now seen as the senior pro’s. It’s just another part of football and another responsibility to take on and look after the younger lads to make sure everyone is doing it right.’

Having made 28 appearances for us last year having arrived under Ian Holloway from Yeovil Town, Upson went on to say that it was key that everybody involved in last year’s relegation put that behind them and focused squarely on having a much better year this time round and doing all we can to bounce back to the Championship at the first time of asking.

He thinks we have managed to do that given spirits so far in our new look, more youthful squad.

‘There is a good atmosphere around the group with a lot of camaraderie at the moment. The rustiness has gone and everyone is looking really good and sharp. We have had long meetings and spoken about our aim for the season. We’re really excited.’

Moving onto Gregory, his maiden season with us in the Championship following his promotion from non league football was definitely a rollercoaster, but having been pleased on a personal note with how he adjusted to the level, he’s obviously looking for further improvement in the division below now.

He also commented briefly that he would think it was rare for their to be such a good atmosphere in and around the club this summer, given what we went through last term.

The 26 year old who finished as our leading scorer with nine goals in 2014-15 explained.

‘There are a lot of young lads, but everyone gets on great now. The team is already there bonding-wise, we’ll get the fitness work out of the way and will come back raring to go.’

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