Banner image

Pearce Signs For City On Loan

Bristol City have secured the loan signing of Derby County defender Alex Pearce for the remainder of the campaign.

The 27-year-old, who stands at 6ft 2ins, will join up with the squad for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship match at Leeds United.

A Republic of Ireland international with six caps and two goals to his name, Pearce harbours hopes of playing a part for his country at Euro 2016 in France this summer.

A product of Reading’s youth Academy, Pearce went on to play more than 200 times for the Royals, as well as enjoying loan moves to Northampton Town, Bournemouth, Norwich City and Southampton to aid his development.

At the conclusion of his Reading contract in the summer, Pearce opted to join Derby on a free transfer.

However, first-team chances have been few and far between at the iPro Stadium, with Derby honing in on the automatic promotion spots. Subsequently Pearce’s only outings of the season have come in the FA Cup and Capital One Cup.

Pearce was born in Oxfordshire and has Scottish parents. He represented the Tartan Army internationally at youth level, but opted to switch allegiance to Ireland in 2012 and enjoyed a dream debut, scoring in a 4-1 win over Oman.

Now the central defender will be hoping his loan move to Ashton Gate will provide him with regular first-team football and strengthen his international claims for the summer tournament.

Pearce has been handed squad number 16. He cannot face his parent club Derby when they visit Ashton Gate on April 19th.

Related News

City Sign Goalkeeper Until End Of Season

City Sign Goalkeeper Until End Of Season

Posted: Tuesday, January 12th 2016

QPR Midfielder Joins City On Loan

QPR Midfielder Joins City On Loan

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th 2016

Pemberton Delighted With Signings

Pemberton Delighted With Signings

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th 2016

Preview: Bristol City v West Brom

Preview: Bristol City v West Brom

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th 2016

Latest News

🔎 MansionBet Match Preview: West Bromwich Albion (A)

🔎 MansionBet Match Preview: West Bromwich Albion (A)

Posted: Friday, October 22nd 2021

Micky Bell joins City full time

Micky Bell joins City full time

Posted: Friday, October 22nd 2021

Pearson positive ahead of Baggies test

Pearson positive ahead of Baggies test

Posted: Friday, October 22nd 2021

Dasilva’s message to the fans

Dasilva’s message to the fans

Posted: Friday, October 22nd 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

LIVE: Surrey Scorchers v Bristol Flyers
Basketball icon

LIVE: Surrey Scorchers v Bristol Flyers

Tune in for FREE as Bristol Flyers host Surrey Scorchers in the group stage of the BBL Cup (7.30pm tip-off)

Posted: Saturday, October 23rd 2021 • Basketball

ITEC Game Preview » Surrey Scorchers (H)
Basketball icon

ITEC Game Preview » Surrey Scorchers (H)

Bristol Flyers play their final home BBL Cup group game when they host Surrey Scorchers on Saturday night (7.30pm tip-off).

Posted: Friday, October 22nd 2021 • Basketball

Game Recap » Plymouth City Patriots 69-82 Bristol Flyers
Basketball icon

Game Recap » Plymouth City Patriots 69-82 Bristol Flyers

Bristol Flyers punched their ticket to the quarter-final of the BBL Cup with a road win against the Plymouth City Patriots.

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th 2021 • Basketball

Gallagher Premiership round 11-13 fixtures confirmed
Rugby icon

Gallagher Premiership round 11-13 fixtures confirmed

Bristol Bears’ Gallagher Premiership round 11-13 fixtures have been confirmed, with Pat Lam's men taking on Leicester Tigers in a Boxing Day bonanza live on BT Sport (2pm KO).

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th 2021 • Rugby

Scarlets and Tigers fixtures on general sale now
Rugby icon

Scarlets and Tigers fixtures on general sale now

Tickets are now on general sale for two mouthwatering clashes at Ashton Gate in December.

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th 2021 • Rugby