Pearce ends his Charlton playing career
Club captain Jason Pearce will not be having his playing contract renewed. Pearce who is already way down the road with his coaching badges and runs the successful JP6 kids academy hopes to stay at the club in a coaching role, whilst playing elsewhere.
Pearce has been a terrific servant for the club playing over 150 games. He never shirked a tackle or a challenge and wore the shirt in every game as if his life depended on it. This season, maybe the last, was probably one too far, but what he lacked in ability and youth he made up for in bloody-mindedness. Or if all that failed he would just haul his opponent down.
Pearce follows Chris Gunter, Ben Watson and Pape Souaré in being told that their Charlton careers are over.