Defender receives call up
Caretaker manager Noel King has finalised his 27 man squad for international friendlies against Latvia on November 15th at Aviva Stadium, and Poland on November 19th in Poznan.
That means Pearce will link up with Stephen Kelly for the Emerald Isle, and could well face off against teammate and Latvia captain Kaspars Gorkss on Friday night!
Alex scored on his Republic of Ireland debut last year, heading home during a 4-1 victory over Oman.
Chris Baird (Northern Ireland) and Welsh duo Chris Gunter and Hal Robson-Kanu are also set to be in action - we'll bring you a full international preview later this week.