Pearce: Millwall is 'fantastic' – but out-of-contract Derby man quiet on future plans

ALEX Pearce said Millwall is a “fantastic club” – but he is shelving thoughts on his future until after the end of the season.

Pearce, 30, joined the Lions on loan from Derby County in January and recently earned a regular first-team place.

The Republic of Ireland centre-back is out of contract at the Rams at the end of the season but has yet to decide his future.

It seems likely he will be surplus to requirements for Frank Lampard, after making just one appearance for Derby this campaign before moving to south London.

Pearce made his Lions debut in the FA Cup third round against Hull in January but didn’t make his league debut until the 2-1 defeat to Bolton on March 9.

Pearce was given the captain’s armband as the Lions defeated Birmingham City 2-0 in their last league game.

“Sometimes in football you have to be patient, but if you ask any footballer they all want to play. I’m no different,” Pearce said.

“But whoever’s picked you get behind them and hope for the best result.

“I’m just thinking about the final games of the season, to be honest. I don’t want to be thinking too far ahead.

“Millwall is a fantastic club and we’ll be doing all we can to keep this club in the league.”

Image: Millwall FC 

John Kelly