Pearson expects Burton return

Forward keen to regain place when Crewe loan deal ends

Greg Pearson: Forward expects to return to Burton after Crewe loan spell

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Greg Pearson expects to return to parent club Burton next month after his loan spell with Crewe but remains unsure where his long-term future lies.

The 26-year-old has impressed since joining the Railwaymen in January, netting three goals in nine appearances.

However, first-team opportunities have been hard to come by back at the Pirelli Stadium, with the form of strike trio Billy Kee, Calvin Zola and Justin Richards leaving Pearson on the sidelines after recovering from injury.

The former West Ham trainee told Sky Sports that he has a point to prove when he returns to the Brewers on 14th April.

"I'm not sure what can happen after the current loan period ends because I think that the full 93-day spell will mean that I can't extend my time here, but we'll have to see as I'm not entirely sure on that," he said.

Surprised

"This is obviously a great chance for me to get some games and show people what I can do because first-team opportunities at Burton are quite limited for me at the moment.

"I was slightly surprised to see that Burton were happy to let me stay here as I'd done pretty well in the initial month period, but now that I am still here it is up to me to show what I'm worth.

"I've had no assurances from the gaffer at Burton and I've not spoke to him that much since coming here to be honest, but then the only thing on my mind has been to come here and let my performances and goals do the talking.

"I've scored a fair few goals during my time at Burton, but they've got three lads there now that are doing the business, so by extending my loan here I take it that I'm still behind them in the pecking order.

"That is something I need to prove otherwise and then it is up to him whether I'm worth a place in the side there or not."