Bury St Edmunds-born Ed Upson released by Millwall

PASTURES NEW: Former King Edward VI School pupil Ed Upson (right) will be looking for a new club this summer after being released by Millwall
PASTURES NEW: Former King Edward VI School pupil Ed Upson (right) will be looking for a new club this summer after being released by Millwall

Ed Upson was one of seven players to be released by Sky Bet League One club Millwall yesterday.

The Bury St Edmunds-born midfielder left Yeovil Town to join the Lions back in January 2014 and made 77 appearances in all competitions for the south-east London club.

Upson was an unused substitute in Millwall’s 3-1 League One play-off final defeat to Barnsley at Wembley on Sunday, with the former King Edward VI School pupil informed yesterday he was now surplus to requirements at The Den next season.

Elsewhere, former Bury Town goalkeeper Nick Pope has been attracting plenty of attention in the close season from several Barclays Premier League clubs.

The Charlton Athletic shot-stopper has been linked with moves to Crystal Palace, Burnley and Hull City as well as Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership champions Celtic.

Pope has another two years left on his current contract with the Addicks, but following their relegation into League One last month the 24-year-old may be tempted to leave The Valley this summer.