Charlton Athletic defender Jason Pearce made his 550th appearance for Charlton Athletic on Saturday, as they were forced to settle for a point against play-off chasing Ipswich Town at The Valley.
That stalemate means that Nigel Adkins’ side are now sat eighth in the League One table, and just two points adrift of sixth-placed Oxford United, with six matches remaining in Charlton’s season.
Pearce has been a regular for the Addicks this season, and has made 23 appearances in total for the club this term, as they target promotion back into the Championship at the first time of asking.
He has also played for the likes of Leeds United, Wigan Athletic, AFC Bournemouth and Portsmouth earlier in his career, before moving to Charlton Athletic in 2016.
The defender took to Twitter following the 550th appearance of his senior career, and thanked his previous managers for their role in his journey.
I feel so grateful to have achieved 550 games so far in my career, I want to thank everybody who has helped me along the way. Managers, coaches, physios,etc, but most of all to my parents and my wife. 🙏 The journey continues….⚪️🔴⚽️ #cafc pic.twitter.com/xsyIVqdRjJ
— Jason Pearce (@jpearce05) April 17, 2021
Pearce’s former Charlton Athletic team-mates Joe Aribo and Johnnie Jackson were quick to send the defender a message following this achievement.
Congrats Pearcy massive achievement and massively deserved🤝🙏🏾
— Joe Aribo (@J_Aribo19) April 17, 2021
A model pro,and someone all our young lads can look up to.
— Johnnie Jackson (@johnnie_jackson) April 17, 2021
Pearce and his Charlton Athletic team-mates are set to return to action on Tuesday evening, when they take on a Plymouth Argyle side that have struggled for a positive run of results in recent weeks.
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It’s good to see some of his former Charlton Athletic fans congratulating Pearce on his latest achievement.
Pearce has been an excellent servant to the Addicks over the years, and he’ll be hoping to win promotion back into the Championship with them this season.
They’re well-placed to do that as well, and will be keen to pick up points in their matches in hand over the likes of Oxford United in the near future.
I wouldn’t be surprised if they snuck into the play-off positions before the end of this year’s campaign.