Pearce signs new Reading deal

The new deal will keep the 21-year-old at the club until 2013.

“It feels good to get it sorted and know I’m staying here for the foreseeable future,” Pearce told the club’s official website.

“It’s a fantastic club with high ambitions and I’m very pleased to be a part of it.”

“I’m delighted we’ve reached an agreement on this new contract for Alex. He has become an integral part of our squad with his performances on the pitch and also shown great maturity for a young man,” said Reading’s director of football Nick Hammond.

“Securing the young talent at the football club is key to our long-term future. We have signed a number of players to new contracts recently and that is vital for what we want to achieve as a club.

“They are young men who are still finding their way in the game but the experience they are gaining at this time will be invaluable for their futures.”