Thursday, 1st May, 2014

Jason Pearce believes that Leeds will have learned much from this season, with tough times and turmoil having gripped the club.

Leeds had been battling for a spot in the Championship playoffs as Christmas approached, but as a takeover launched by Italian businessman Massimo Cellino dragged on, performances suffered and the side slipped down the table.

The financial uncertainty even forced the club's players to have defer part of their salary for one month. Cellino has since finally taken control of 75 per cent of Leeds, stabilising the situation, but Pearce feels much has been learned in the face of adversity.

"I think that you learn from every experience and that it makes you stronger person", he told his club's site.


"On a personal note I have been through administrations and difficult situations at other clubs and it does make you stronger.

"This season’s experience will hold us in good stead. We have got a lot of young players in our team and we are all learning. This is an experience that we can all learn from.

"It’s been a hard season but it feels like it has gone really quick when you say that there is only one game left. It has been a long season though and we know that we should have done better this year.

"With everything now sorted behind the scenes we can regroup in the summer and go again next season."

Leeds, who sit 15th in the Championship, round off their season by facing Derby County on Saturday.

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