Bristol Rovers have signed Ed Upson from MK Dons on a free transfer as confirmed by the club website.

The 28-year-old midfielder joined MK Dons two years ago and has been a key player for them ever since. He appeared regularly this season, making a total of 45 appearances. He was able to score four goals. But this wasn’t enough as the Dons ended up being relegated to Sky Bet League Two. But even if they are falling down a league, Upson won’t be after completing a move to Bristol Rovers.

Bristol Rovers were stuck in mid-table mediocrity this season and need some extra quality if they want to challenge for a spot in the Sky Bet League One play-offs. And with Upson being very experienced in this league for a variety of clubs, Rovers think he could be the man to help lead them into the top six and a chance of promotion.

His new head coach Darrell Clarke said: “Ed is someone that I have admired for a number of years.”

“He’s a player that has a vast amount of experience at this level and at a higher level also.”

“Ed adds healthy competition to the central midfield positions and we are looking forward to having him on board.”

Upson added: “I’m pleased to finally be here and to have the deal all sorted,”

“I met the Manager early in the week and he’s a very ambitious person and I know the club is also very ambitious. I think the mixture of those two things could propel the club into the next division.”

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