Pearce close to training return following knee injury.
- Catch up with Jason Pearce on recovery status.
- Defender hopes to be back in full training soon.
- Vice-captain side lined with knee injury against Oldham Athletic.
“I had a good test today,” said Latics’ vice-captain.
“I’m hopeful that I’ll be back in training at the end of the week, which should get me ready for the coming games.”
Pearce’s knee injury is his second spell on the side-lines in the last three months, having suffered from a hip complaint during pre-season, making him as determined as ever to make his return to action.
“It’s been massively frustrating. I’ve been quite lucky with injuries throughout my career so far, so to have two in a matter of a couple of months is really disappointing, but it’s part and parcel of football.
“I attacked the last injury with a positive attitude and I’ve done the same again this time. I’m hoping to come back even stronger and I can’t wait to be back because I was really enjoying the start to the season.”
Pearce’s last appearance for Latics was at the start of the current streak of draws in Sky Bet League One, something he says the team need to address if they’re to keep in touch with the early front-runners.
“We’ve done well recently, but we need to turn some draws into wins now and we’ll start pushing up the league. We can’t afford to let the teams above us getting too far away.
“I think we’re playing well and working hard and the results are going to come. I’m just looking forward to coming back and helping the boys out.”
Latics recorded their fourth league draw in a row on Saturday afternoon, with Captain Craig Morgan scoring a dramatic late equaliser in the 2-2 draw at Bury’s Gigg Lane.
“I didn’t know Morgs had that in his locker to be honest,” continued Pearce.
“He said he was always confident when I saw him after the game and to be fair it’s a great hit.
“Speaking to the lads after full time, they said they were disappointed not to win it right at the end, but it’s something for us to build on and a positive attitude to take into Saturday’s game against Colchester.”