Charlton Athletic have confirmed that Jason Pearce has signed a new one-year deal to remain at The Valley.
The skipper is on board for next season.
— Charlton Athletic FC (@CAFCofficial) June 22, 2021
The experienced centre-back featured in 26 games for the Addicks last season, including playing regularly once Nigel Adkins took over.
Therefore, a new deal has been announced on the official site, although the 33-year-old acknowledged that he will initially start the season as a backup, with a new defender expected to come in.
Interestingly, part of the agreement will see Pearce potentially join the coaching team in 12 months time, when his future will be assessed again, although he will remain at the club in some capacity.
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That aspect of the deal has particularly pleased the Charlton fans, as they recognise the leadership qualities Pearce has and they feel he will play an important role off the pitch as the side push for promotion.
Here we look at some of the reaction to the player update from Twitter…
Great news, a brilliant leader who will give his all for us. Needed the skipper back
— carlbratton (@cbratton84) June 22, 2021
That’s good news 👍🏼
— David Powell (@powelldavid9) June 22, 2021
Finally some news 🎉
— Owen 🏴🇩🇰 (@JubilantJackson) June 22, 2021
— Freddo 🇲🇹🏴 (@_Fre_ddo_) June 22, 2021
— Tom Wallin (@Wallin58) June 22, 2021
Brilliant news – outstanding at the end of last season, a real leader and someone with much to give to the younger players
— Lee Elliott (@drcrelee) June 22, 2021
Big fan of the honesty in this and ultimately I’m glad to have Pearcey sticking around https://t.co/BcmB1G9K4Z
— matt (@mattbrown50) June 22, 2021