Republic call up Pearce

  • Last Updated: January 24 2013, 11:06 GMT

Reading defender Alex Pearce has been drafted into the Republic of Ireland squad for next month's friendly against Poland.

Pearce has been called up to the Republic of Ireland squad

Alex Pearce

26. Alex Pearce

Title Number
Appearances 28 (2)
Goals 2
Assists 0
Yellows 3
Reds 0
*Current Season

The 24-year-old has received a late call-up after manager Giovanni Trapattoni agreed to FC Toronto's request for Darren O'Dea to be allowed to remain with them for their pre-season preparations.

Pearce has one senior cap to date, scoring on his debut in a 4-1 victory over Oman at Craven Cottage in September last year.

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