Upson considering Britannia exit after only six months at Stoke
Lesser spotted: Matthew Upson has not played much for Stoke
Matthew Upson is tempted to leave the Britannia Stadium after spending just six months with the Potters.
He joined from relegated West Ham on a free transfer in August, but has only started five times in the league for Tony Pulis' team.
The 32-year-old has played 21 times for England but has not even been selected as a substitute in the last two Stoke games.
Stoke's squad boasts a plethora of centre-backs, including captain Ryan Shawcross and former Real Madrid and Tottenham player Jonathan Woodgate.
Upson's chances of making the Euro 2012 England squad seem slim and without any guaranteed game-time, look set to remain that way unless he leaves.
Manager Tony Pulis suggested Stoke might consider a new signing, saying: 'There is always that little bit of room to do some business, but it has to be the right bit of business.'
But in contrast chairman Peter Coates said: 'We have a quite a large squad, and feel we are well served with cover.'