Pearce set for Leeds switch

Fans' favourite Jason Pearce
Fans' favourite Jason Pearce
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Jason Pearce will complete his move to Leeds tomorrow.

The defender, who won multiple player-of-the-year awards this term – including The News/Sports Mail player of the season – will be the club’s first summer departure when he seals his £500,000 switch to Elland Road.

The 23-year-old will link up with Neil Warnock – who has made it clear his side are crying out for a no-nonsense defender in Pearce’s mould.

His departure will bring Pearce’s second spell at Fratton Park to a close, after joining from Bournemouth last summer.

The former Blues trainee made 44 appearances this season, scoring two goals.