Boreham Wood FC is delighted to announce the signing of experienced defender Krystian Pearce on an 18-month deal at Meadow Park following his departure from National League rivals Solihull Moors.
Pearce, 31-years-old, who has been affectionately known throughout his career as ‘the Chief’ at his former Clubs by his teammates and by the supporters, began his career at Birmingham City having graduated from the Blues Academy in 2007 after representing England at Under 17 and Under 19 levels.
Despite a host of loan moves away from St Andrews, that included spells with Notts County, Port Vale, Scunthorpe United, Peterborough United and Huddlesfield Town, he never made a senior appearance for his boyhood Club prior to his departure in 2010.
A short spell at Huddersfield Town on a permanent basis in 2010 was quickly followed by a permanent move to then Football League side Notts County, where ‘the Chief’ spent three seasons, accumulating 68 appearances for the Magpies scoring 6 times.
A three-year stint in Nottingham, was then followed by a move to the south coast, where Pearce signed for Torquay United on a two-year deal. Despite strong performances for the Gulls, making 74 appearances for the Devonshire outfit, his deal was not renewed by the Gulls at the end of the 2014/15 season, which set him up for a return to the Football League with Mansfield Town.
In the summer of 2015, he joined the Stags and would arguably play the best football of his career at the One Call Stadium over a 5-year stint with the Nottinghamshire side. Most notably Pearce was named in the 2018/19 League Two Team of the Year alongside teammate Tyler Walker, after ‘the Chief’ guided his team as captain to the end of season play-offs before narrowly losing out to Newport County in the play-off semi-final.
Over his 5-seasons at the One Call Stadium, Pearce made 217 appearances for the Stags scoring 16 goals.
Ahead of this late start to 2020/21 season, Pearce joined Solihull Moors on a short-term deal until January 2021, making nine appearances for the Moors scoring three goals, before Wood manager Luke Garrard made his move and quickly to secure Krystian’s signature.
Pearce will wear the number 14 shirt at Meadow Park. Unfortunately due to being cup tied in the FA Trophy, after playing and scoring in Solihull Moors 3rd Round 4-0 victory over Farsley Celtic, Wood fans will have to wait until at least Stockport County away on Saturday 23rd January to see ‘the Chief’ in a Wood shirt for the first time.
Welcome to Meadow Park, Krystian!
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