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Pearce: Boss was key factor

23 June 2013

Alex on influence of Adkins

Alex Pearce highlighted the influence of manager Nigel Adkins in signing a new contract at Madejski Stadium.

The Academy graduate chose to remain at Reading and join Royston Drenthe and Wayne Bridge in securing their futures ahead of what is sure to be an exciting 2013/14 campaign

"It's a great club with a great set of players and a great set of staff. Obviously, the manager has come in and has some great new ideas," he told Reading FC Player.

"He (Adkins) was a key factor in me signing as well. Before the season finished, he told me that he wanted me to stay and it's great to be ready to play under him.

"I want to play as many games as possible and help get this club back to the Premier League - where it belongs in my opinion."

Watch the full exclusive interview with Alex right now on Reading FC Player.

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