Name: Edward Upson
Position: Midfielder
Date of Birth: 21/11/1989
Club: Yeovil Town
Previous Clubs: Ipswich Town, Stevenage (loan), Barnet (loan).

What do you remember about your first ever match?
My first ever football match, as a spectator, was watching Ipswich Town against Manchester United. I can't remember much about it but I think United beat Ipswich. I'm sure Andy Cole scored.

Who was your childhood hero?
Paul Scholes and Eric Cantona - I'm a United fan. It was Cantona at the time, when I was young, he'd done more than Scholes had at the time but now it's Scholes.

When did you realise you had a chance to progress in the game?
It was more playing for fun when I was younger. Obviously when I went to Ipswich and they picked me to be in their academy, that's when I thought I had a good chance of making it. I would probably say that time from playing Sunday league then getting picked for Ipswich's academy when I was 12.

Which coach has had the biggest influence on your career?
There's two. Bryan Kluge at Ipswich, he's a brilliant coach and very technical. Then down here at Yeovil, there's Darren Way. He spends a lot of time with me and helps me a lot.

What did you spend your first wage packet on?
I think it was a watch.

Does your squad number have a special meaning to you?
It's just always been my favourite number throughout my playing career. I've always wanted to be number eight.

Who did you last swap shirts with?
Nobody, I've never swapped shirts. I've never played against anyone who I've wanted to swap with. Paul Scholes would be good, though.

How has the game changed for the better since you became a pro?
Obviously the game is a lot more professional behind the scenes. You're given dietary programmes, which you have to stick to, and that helps you massively. You play every week but if you have your protein and everything the club give you it helps. They are things you wouldn't know if you're not in the game.

If you could have coached yourself when you were a teenager, what advice would you have passed on?
To score as many goals I think - that's obviously the key, especially for a midfielder. If you're a midfielder and you can score goals you're always going to have a place in the game.

If you stay in the game at the end of your career, what will you do? a) Manager b) Coach c) Scout d) Physio e) Pundit?
At this point, I'm not fancying any of them. I've thought about doing something different. If I had to pick one, though, it would probably be a coach.

What do you want to be best remembered for at the end of your career?
Hopefully something that hasn't happened yet.

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