Pearson is here to play

New Posh loan signing James Pearson. Photo: Joe Dent/
New Posh loan signing James Pearson. Photo: Joe Dent/
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New Peterborough United right-back James Pearson has come to the ABAX Stadium to play first-team football.

The 22 year-old was one of three transfer deadline day (March 26) loan signings to start Saturday’s League One defeat at the hands of Coventry on the substitites’ bench. Pearson remained unused as did left-back Alan Sheehan, while striker Luke Williams played the entire second-half.

Pearson, speaking before that game, said: “I wanted to come here as soon as I heard there was a possible deal. I’ve been playing competitive football at Premier League Under 21 level, but there is nothing like being around a first team squad.

“I went on loan at Carlisle last season which didn’t go as well as I’d hoped and I played a few games at Wrexham earlier this season which went much better as I managed to get a few games under my belt. I’ve been itching to go out on loan at a Football League club again so to join one that still has a lot to play for is ideal.

“The idea is to play some games although the Peterborough right-back has been playing well so it won’t be easy to break into the side. I’m looking forward to the challenge though.”

Pearson completed a sports business management course at university before joining Leicester City. He is the son of current Foxes manager Nigel Pearson.