Date: 4th February 2016 at 9:15am
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The transfer window might have closed but this doesn’t mean deals still can’t be secured, so long as these players are free agents such as James Pearson with him confirmed as a Barnet defender.

A non-contract deal has seen him given the chance to revive his career, which had been left in taters when he was sacked by Premier League leaders Leicester last summer after he had taken part in a racist sex tape during a tour of Thailand.

Pearson, as well as playing for Leicester under his father Nigel, has had loans with the likes of Carlisle and Wrexham so is well versed to this level with him looking forward to getting back to playing, telling the Official Website.

‘I’m very happy to have signed for Barnet. Now it’s time to get going and to get some games under my belt. I’m a defender – either a right back or a centre half, but my preferred position is right back. I’m quite an attacking full back, but I’m defensively solid as well. I like getting the ball in the box and helping the team score goals, but your main job as a defender is obviously to defend – I like to think I’m not bad at that as well!’

The 23-year-old might have arrived on a non-contract basis as he, like I say, looks to get his career back on track but he’s not ruling out the chance to ‘progress further with this club in the future.’

He finished by saying how impressed he’s been with the set up at the Hive, saying this is more impressive than some clubs at Championship level with him of the opinion that Barnet can move through the leagues.

‘It’s a great set up here – the facilities are fantastic. The pitches are in good condition, even with the amount of rain that we’ve had recently. There are better facilities here than at some Championship clubs. The fan base is quite good, the facilities are great, there’s a good team and a good manager. So I can’t see why this club can’t eventually progress to the higher divisions of the Football League.’

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