Alex Pearce joined Derby last summer on a free transfer from Reading.
His game time in the East Midlands was extremely limited, mainly due to the great form shown by Richard Keogh and Jason Shackell. Pearce didn’t make a single league appearance for Derby last season, making just two appearances, 1 in each cup competition.
The lack of game time meant that the Irish defender joined Bristol City on loan in January, where he made 7 league appearances.
It’s unlikely that Pearson will want to change the centre back pairing of Richard Keogh and Jason Shackell ahead of next season, so Alex Pearce could leave the iPro Stadium in search of first team football.