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Pearce strikes with Mpenza

In what could either be described as an inspired move, or a desperate act today saw the club sign Emile Mpenza on trial.

Seeing him play previously, Mpenza was a quick, direct striker who had the ability to score goals. Quite what wrong to see him starring at Schalke 04 to ending up in Qatar I don't know, but he could provide Pearce with another (or make that 'an') option in attack and perhaps lessens the need to put quite so much burden on Daniel Sturridge.

Fitness wise he is supposed to be upto the job following an appearance in a 3-0 victory over Blackpool so I guess he now has an opportunity to make Pearce offer an extended deal come the summer should he suitably impress.