England star lends his support to Luton

Matthew Upson meets the next crop of Luton Town youngsters
Matthew Upson meets the next crop of Luton Town youngsters

Upson back where it all started

ENGLAND central defender Matthew Upson went back to his roots last week as he was one of the star attractions when Luton Town relaunched their youth training facility in Baldock on Tuesday night, writes Mike Simmonds.

The 31-year-old started his career at Kenilworth Road, as he joined as a trainee in 1994, signed professional forms in 1996 and made one appearance as an 88th-minute substitute, replacing Julian James in the 1-0 victory over Rotherham United on August 31, 1996.

Speaking to the Luton News, Upson recalled his time growing up as youngster with the Town.

He said: “I started here and have fond memories of beginning my career and the experience I gained.”

For the full interview, see this weeks Luton News/Dunstable Gazette