Leeds United's Pearce back and fresh after batteries charged

Jason Pearce

Jason Pearce

First published in Sport

EVER-PRESENT Leeds United sentinel Jason Pearce is looking forward to a return to his defensive watch tomorrow.

Alongside goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, central defender Pearce is the only player to start every game this term.

And he’s keen to maintain that sequence at Middlesbrough after last week’s enforced lay-off because of the early exit from the FA Cup.

Ahead of the live televised clash at the Riverside, Pearce said: “The batteries have recharged and we’re ready to go again now.

“We need to get that consistency. We’re gradually getting there.

“The last few performances have been good, but we need to find a level of consistency.

“You see the points that are there to play for. You can do it.”

Pearce was full of praise, meanwhile, for his regular defensive ally Tom Lees.

“Leesy is a quality player and you only get better as a partnership the more you play together,” declared Pearce.

While United head for Middlesbrough having tasted defeat just once in the last four outings, the home side are without a win in five games.

But Pearce cautioned against any over-complacency from the United ranks.

He said: “Middlesbrough may think they have probably slightly underachieved.

“They’re a good side. It’ll be a real test, but we’re ready for it.”

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