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Former Celtic champion Stephen Pearson eyes SPL comeback

Former Celtic and Derby midfielder Stephen Pearson says he is open to returning to the SPL.

Former Celtic and Motherwell midfielder Stephen Pearson says he is eyeing a return to Scottish football if the opportunity arises in January.

The 32-year-old was an unwanted free agent in the summer after being released by Bristol City, and joined Indian side Kerala Blasters to play in the new 'Super League' on the sub-continent.

The season there, and his deal, is already nearing an end, and Pearson says he aims to find a new club next month.

He told The Scottish Sun: "You always think you’ll get something but missing so much football was difficult. I don’t want to be in that position again so I’d never rule anything out.

"I’m good mates with Stephen McManus and David Clarkson, I’ve always kept in touch with them so I’m well up to date with what’s happening in Scotland.

“If the opportunity came up to sign for a Scottish club in January, I would certainly be open to it, as well as being open to anything in England."

Pearson was part of Celtic's title winning side in 2003/04, scoring three goals along the way. He was sold midway through 2006/07 to Derby, another championship winning season.

His Kerala Blasters side are into the final of the ISL, with Pearson scoring the crucial winner in extra-time of the semi-final.

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