Vital Football

Latest Derby County News

Pearson Takes The Positives

Pearson Takes The Positives

Stephen Pearson isn't too downbeat on the fact that he wasn't called into the most recent Scotland squad.

The 27-year-old hasn't played for Scotland in almost two and a half years and was left out of new Scotland boss Craig Levein's squad to face Czech Republic. Pearson says he's not that disappointed to have been left out and his priority it to remain fit for Derby then he'll see what happens.

"I wasn't really disappointed. I take it as it comes.

If it comes, great. If it doesn't, I'll try to keep doing well for Derby.

If I'm not playing well for Derby, I won't get any recognition. First of all, it is about staying fit and playing well for Derby. Whatever else happens is a bonus."

The most important thing for the midfielder is that he's feeling good at the moment and is hoping to keep himself injury free, after a nightmare couple of years with injuries for us.

"It's been stop-start for me since I signed. I've played five or six games and then missed a couple, so to play 20-odd games is good and I'm feeling stronger fitness-wise. It's as good as I've felt for Derby.

I'm training every day and playing games every week. I'm keeping myself fit and keeping myself in the best shape possible. I feel better in myself and physically stronger for getting a run of games.

I've been unfortunate with injuries but hopefully I've put that behind me now.

I'm feeling injury-free, which is good, and I'm looking forward to the rest of the season. Hopefully, I'll stay fit."

Pearson was talking to BBC Sport.

I like Pearson's attitude and outlook on things, however I'm certain that if he stays injury free, can sustain a run in the Rams side and show good form that he'll return to the international scene sooner rather than later.

What he does for us is our priority though!

Get active! Have your say on this articles content below!
It's easy to join in, just register by clicking here.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Gazza
Date:Wednesday March 10 2010
Time: 2:04PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital F1 - Blog: Baku Preview

Recent Derby County Articles

Sky Confirm TV Selection Windows For 2017/18

With the release of the EFL fixture lists on Wednesday morning, Sky Sports have released their outline giving fans an idea of when television selections will be made this season.

2017/18 Final Weekend Details

With the release of the Premier League fixtures last week and last Wednesday seeing the EFL following suit, the full details for the final weekends across...

Derby County's Retained List For 2017

The EFL have now published the full retained and released lists for the summer of 2017 for all football league clubs.

Rams Duo Not Called On In England Win

Will Hughes and Jonathan Mitchell were unused substitutes as England Under-21s claimed they first victory of the European Under-21 Championships.

Archived Vital Derby Articles

Vital Derby articles from

Site Journalists

MikeC
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v. Rotherham United
Suggested By: MikeC
Carson17%
Baird6%
Keogh6%
Pearce0%
Olsson0%
Johnson0%
Butterfield0%
Bryson0%
Ince40%
Nugent6%
Russell13%
Hughes0%
Bent6%
Blackman6%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Derby County Results (view all)

Derby County Fixtures (view all)

Write for Vital Football