Cherries: Pearce's faith in 'core' players

11 May 2010 07:00
SKIPPER Jason Pearce is relishing the prospect of leading Cherries in League One and believes the club's core of players is very strong.[LNB] The wholehearted centre-half has been an inspirational performer for the Dean Court club this term.[LNB] He battled through the pain of a broken toe to help Eddie Howe's men cross the promotion line and is already looking forward to life in the third tier.[LNB] Having been part of the team which suffered relegation in 2008, he is keen to get another taste of the action at a higher level.[LNB] Pearce told the Echo: I want to be back in League One and playing my football there, as all the team does.[LNB] We've got to learn from Saturday's defeat at Chesterfield and not let it happen next season because otherwise we will get beaten by more than 2-1.[LNB] But the lads have been terrific all season and credit goes to everyone at the club.[LNB] We've achieved something fantastic but we've got to build on it now.[LNB] Hopefully, we will get in a few new faces, build the squad and, hopefully, have a real good go next season.[LNB] Pearce, whose consistent partnership with Ryan Garry provided the cornerstone of Cherries' solid defence, believes there is a good base to build from.[LNB] He added: The core of the squad is very strong we know that.[LNB] We're very young as well and, hopefully, we can push on next year and give it a real go.[LNB]

Source: Bournemouth_Echo