Bruce admits Upson concern
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Steve Bruce believes Matt Upson is being affected by all the transfer speculation.
Birmingham boss Steve Bruce believes Matt Upson is being affected by all the transfer speculation surrounding him.
Upson's future at St Andrews has been the subject of intense speculation for the last few months with the player intimating he will not sign a new deal at the club.
A number of clubs are thought to be chasing the England international during this month's transfer window.
However, Bruce insists Birmingham have received no offers for the former Arsenal man and that all the rumours are unsettling Upson.
"I think this transfer talk is affecting Matty - the talk and everything that goes with it," said Bruce.
"Matty is concentrating on playing football but all this must be turning his head. It's constant and it's only January 8.
"I must have read he is going to 12 different clubs and I haven't had a single phone call.
"There has not been one inquiry. Not one manager has rung me about Matthew Upson. No chairman has been in touch."