Well it was always going to happen wasn't it? Before the window closed, I was warning that we were short of a quality central defender. When Upson was named as a substitute for the Birmingham game, I said it was madness, warning that we had Da Costa on the bench as double cover. Little did I suspect that Tomkins would pull out before kick off, exacerbating the problem and increasing the risk. It was no surprise when Upson pulled up lame.
HE is not everyone's favourite player but there is no doubt he will be missed. Reid isn't ready and Gabbidon isn't good enough - or fit for that matter. So we are down to Tomkins and Da Costa, both of whom are young, one of whom is just back from a long layoff and the other who is currently on the sidelines.
What does this mean? We are in deep, deep, deep, shit!