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Jason Pearce signs contract extension

Skipper Jason Pearce has been the first of the three players targeted by Lee Bowyer to sign a contract extension.

The 31-year old has signed an extension to his contract to keep him at Charlton until at least June 2021. (more)

“I love the club and it has been a good year and I feel like Charlton are on the up. The club obviously had a bit of interest for me in the summer but it didn’t change anything, I wanted to stay here.”

Both Portsmouth and Sunderland were said to have inquired about Pearce during the summer, but he is a vitally important character and mentor to have around the changing room. A student of the game too, straight after the play-off final Pearce studied for his UEFA A licence at St Georges Park.

With the three players who created and scored the Wembley winner sadly all gone, I can still see Pearce come out of defence to strongly head the ball away from the re-start, the final touch of the ball before referee Andy Madley blew for the final whistle.

Good news.

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