West Ham United have endured a miserable start to the new season.
Matthew Upson is backing Nigel Pearson for the Aston Villa job.
HITC Sport understands that the experienced centre-half is to link up with the Championship new boys following his release by Leicester City.
Matthew Upson could return from injury sooner rather than later.
Matthew Upson has signed for the Championship winners.
Leeds United chase Steven Reid, Sheffield Wednesday want former Dundee defender, Nottingham Forest keen on Hull City striker, Leicester City interested in Brighton and Hove Albion's Player of the Year and Bournemouth eye up Coventry City striker.
Matthew Upson could have the last laugh if Brighton get promoted and Stoke get relegated this season.