Scottish footballer Stephen Paul Pearson after winning the 2016 Indian Super League title with Atletico de Kolkata has returned to Scottish Premier League side Motherwell FC for a third stint.
On rejoining Motherwell, Pearson said, “Everyone knows the affiliation I have with the club. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here. It is a good place to come and work so it ticked all the boxes for me and hopefully it suits Motherwell in the short term.”
34 year old Lanark-born Pearson had started his career with Motherwell FC and after playing for Celtic Glasgow, Derby County, Stoke City, and Bristol City he had joined the Kerala Blasters ahead of ISL-1 in 2014 and reached the final. After leaving India, he returned to Motherwell FC for a second spell and ahead of the ISL-3 campaign had signed for Atletico de Kolkata.
Now Pearson returns to Lanarkshire to sign in Scotland and will wear the number 88 jersey for the Fir Parkers after having passed a medical this morning.
Motherwell FC manager Mark McGhee said: “We’re delighted to have Pearo back and I’m sure all of the supporters will be too. He brings an energy to the midfield, a physical presence and he drives forward – he will be a huge boost for us as we head in to a crucial run of games and as we head towards the split too of course.”
“It really just tops off a terrific January window in my opinion, and I feel now we have the strongest squad we’ve had all season,” McGhee added.