Jason Pearce comments on his current situation at Leeds United.
Leeds United captain Jason Pearce is not guaranteed a place in the starting line-up, but he is not making a fuss about it.
The otherwise reliable 26-year-old defender has not been at his best in recent weeks and was dropped from the team for last weekend’s clash against Derby County.
The West Yorkshire outfit won the Championship encounter 2-0 at Elland Road, leading to suggestions that Pearce should be kept out of the line-up against Ipswich Town on Saturday as well.
Pearce, who has been on the books of Leeds since 2012, is determined to win back his place, but he insists that for him the team always come first.
Pearce: "Managers have to make decisions and as a player you take that on board. At the end of the day it's about the team." #lufc— West Yorkshire Sport (@WYSdaily) December 4, 2014
Despite Pearce’s absence against Derby, he remains an important part of Neil Redfearn’s plan. After all, he is the club captain.
Leeds have a strong and big squad with quality players in every department, making competition for places fierce.
Pearce’s situation shows that no one in the Leeds team can take his place for granted. And this is only good for the side.