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Jason Pearce: It was great playing with Ross McCormack at Leeds United

Ross McCormack warming up for Leeds United

Jason Pearce spent three years at Leeds United between 2012 and 2015.

Wigan Athletic defender Jason Pearce has told Shoot Magazine that playing with Ross McCormack at Leeds United was a pleasure. 

Pearce represented Leeds for three years, between 2012 and 2015, and for the bulk of that time McCormack was the club's main striker. 

McCormack scored 58 times in 154 appearances for Leeds, and Pearce felt that having someone who could put the ball in the back of the net on a regular basis was crucial to any success that the club had during his time at Elland Road. 

"I have been at clubs and sometimes we haven’t always had that prolific striker," he admitted. "At Leeds we had Ross McCormack and it was great to have someone like that."

Both McCormack and Pearce have now left Leeds and play for Fulham and Wigan Athletic respectively. 

McCormack left Leeds at the end of the 2013/14 season, when he had netted 28 goals across the course of the campaign, and has gone on to further prove his quality at Fulham. 

Pearce, meanwhile, is currently playing for Wigan, having departed Leeds at the start of the year. 

Wigan were relegated from the Championship last season, but the centre-back is still enjoying his time with the Latics, having established himself as a first-team regular. 

"I am really enjoying it," he added. "I am settled with my family. I have got a little boy, a wife and we are really settled now. So I just want to have a good season this year and try and get ourselves back up into the Championship.”

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