Jason Pearce has been talking all things Leeds United in the build-up to their next match.
Leeds United captain Jason Pearce has been speaking about Neil Redfearn, Massimo Cellino and the prospect of facing former teammate Ross McCormack this weekend.
Leeds looked on the up when they defeated Championship leaders Derby County recently, but the Whites lost 4-1 away to Ipswich Town a week later to suggest there is still a lot of work to be done at Elland Road.
Some fans have suggested it was Pearce’s inclusion it the team – replacing the injured Giuseppe Bellusci – that ended Leeds’ run before it had really begun. But whatever your thinking regarding the skipper he is hoping for a more stable club moving forward.
In an interview with Sky Sports News the centre-back said of his manager, “All the lads are with him.
“We’re just trying to pull together. It’s a difficult time and if we have a bit of stability and Redders does stay in chance we can move forward as a team.”
Pearce went on to speak about club owner Cellino, who was recently disqualified by the Football League and asked to resign from Leeds.
“In my eyes he’s obviously saved the club really,” Pearce said. “The lads weren’t going to get paid and he’s come in and been paying the lads and trying to stabilise the club which is obviously a benefit to the club.”
It remains to be seen what will happen off the pitch, but Leeds have the chance to put things right on it when they host Fulham on Saturday.
The encounter will also see the return of McCormack to a club where he scored 58 goals in 157 matches and Pearce knows he is in for a rough ride if the two men come face to face.
“Training with him and knowing him as a guy, you know probably a little more about him than other people do,” the Leeds captain said.
“But he’s got a natural ability and he’s a class player so he can come up with that little bit of magic on the day and win you a game and that’s what he did last year for us on many occasions.”
Now it is up to the likes of Mirco Antenucci and Souleymane Doukara to be the goal-scoring heroes as Redfearn’s men aim to climb the table once more.