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Fulham defender Pearce heads to Southampton

last updated Friday 22nd February 2008, 1:36 PM
Ian Pearce
Ian Pearce
Nigel Pearson has moved quickly to make Ian Pearce his first signing as Saints boss.

The experienced 33-year-old Fulham centre half joins on a one month loan and comes straight into contention for a place in the starting line-up at Scunthorpe tomorrow with Andrew Davies and Darren Powell both injury doubts for the game.

Pearson said: "I'm delighted to have brought Ian Pearce in on loan.

"He's an experienced head. Calm, confident and a quality player."

Pearce has featured in every Premier League season since it began in 1992 and has a top flight winner's medal form his spell at Blackburn.

He has also played for West Ham and Fulham after starting his career as a trainee at Chelsea.

Fulham FC stated:
Fulham defender Ian Pearce has joined Southampton on loan. The vastly experienced centre back and Premiership champion (1994-1995 season) will remain at St. Mary's until March 22nd 2008.

Pearce will join Nigel Pearson's squad in time for Southampton's clash with Scunthorpe on Saturday.




























Source Southern Daily Echo
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