Saints pounce for Pearce

22 February 2008 11:10
Southampton manager Nigel Pearson has made Fulham defender Ian Pearce his first signing since his arrival at St Mary's earlier this week. The 33-year-old joins the Saints on a month's loan after failing to start a Premier League match for Fulham this season. Pearson is delighted with his first acquisition, telling the club's official website: "He's an experienced head, calm, confident and a quality player." Pearce started his career with Chelsea but made his name at Blackburn and then West Ham United before moving to Craven Cottage in January 2004.

Source: ESA