Saints are Up for trans­fer

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NIGEL AD­KINS is ready to res­cue Matthew Up­son from his Stoke frus­tra­tion.

Southamp­ton boss Ad­kins will tar­get Up­son for a sum­mer switch, what­ever the out­come of Saints’ pro­mo­tion bid.

Up­son, 32, has strug­gled for first-team foot­ball with the Pot­ters since join­ing last sum­mer from rel­e­gated West Ham.

The Eng­land cen­tre­back has only made four starts this sea­son for Stoke.

Ad­kins will of­fer Up­son a fresh start at St Mary’s and could get him for £500,000.

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