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Pearce joins Scunthorpe on loan

Krystian Pearce
Pearce made over 20 appearances in League Two last season

Scunthorpe United have completed the signing of Birmingham City defender Krystian Pearce on a one-month loan.

The 18-year-old has been brought in to provide cover for the injured Izzy Iriekpen, Kenny Milne Andy Crosby.

The England Under-19 international enjoyed loan spells with Notts County and Port Vale last season.

"Jack Cork, who I know through the England set-up, was here last year. He told me how good the club is," Pearce told the club's website.

The centre-back is held in high regard by the staff at St Andrew's.

With Iriekpen, Milne and Crosby injured and David Mirfin suspended, Pearce could be in the squad for Saturday's match against Peterborough United.

see also
Walsall 2-1 Scunthorpe
16 Aug 08 |  League One
Birmingham defender is Vale bound
01 Feb 08 |  Port Vale
Blues defender joins Notts County
08 Nov 07 |  Notts County

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