News – UK – Pearson has already provided Alex Neil with his PNE team talk


Ben Pearson is back in Deepdale for the first time since moving to Bournemouth in January

It’s been a little over a month, but Ben Pearson will be back on his old tamping ground on Saturday

The 26-year-old returns as a Bournemouth player The Cherries aim to revive the play-offs and secure a top six result despite increasing competition from Cardiff City, Barnsley and Middlesbrough
It wasn’t all easy for the former fan favorite, Jason Tindall was sacked before Pearson had a chance to play under him and Jonathan Woodgate, who inherited the managerial reign, was an unused substitute against QPR and the midfielder Cardiff

Pearson has since returned to the first team and has played an influential role in victories over Watford and Bristol City This shows the quality that was already known to all fans of the North End

A Bournemouth-form upswing makes Saturday’s encounter difficult for PNE, but if Alex Neil ever needed some inspiration for his players, Pearson’s comments after leaving the North End are all he needs and more. p>

Pearson said of his January move: “As soon as I heard of Bournemouth’s interest, I wanted to come here

“I always had in mind that I wanted to leave Preston as good as any time I had there – it was time to move on and with a club of that ambition that had just emerged from the Premier League it’s the perfect fit for me

“I think if you look at the players and the style of football when we played them we knew it was going to be difficult and if you look around the stadium everyone says how nice it is to live – everything added up

“My goal is of course to play in the Premier League at some point, and being here gives me good opportunities

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“The championship is a difficult league, but I am experienced here and I know what it is about – I come here, learn better players and play in a better team, and only have the opportunity to play Premier League football That was a big factor “

With Barnsley holding a game up against Birmingham tomorrow in Oakwell, North End has the opportunity to inflict a significant wound on Bournemouth’s promotion hopes if they emerge victorious on Saturday

Would it be bitter to say that it would be great satisfaction if PNE competed against Pearson in the championship again next season? Who knows, but when Bournemouth has “better players” it’s a great opportunity for Alex Neil’s updated outfit to prove otherwise

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News – GB – Pearson has already provided Alex Neil with his PNE team talk