Fremantle Docker Alex Pearce looking to get back to his best after cruel injury run

Alex Pearce. Photo: Matt Jelonek
Alex Pearce. Photo: Matt Jelonek

FRESHLY re-signed Dockers defender Alex Pearce says he is on track for game time in 2018 after close to two years on the sidelines.

Pearce has been out of action since breaking his leg in round nine of the 2016 season before re-injuring the same leg 12 months ago.

But despite the setbacks, Pearce and the Dockers today announced they had agreed a two-year contract extension.

The deal will see him remain with the club until at least the end of the 2020 season.

And the good new continued for Fremantle’s defensive stocks, with Pearce flagging he was close to resuming his AFL career.

“I’ll keep building. I’ll still be monitored a little bit,” he said.

“You can’t come from almost two years out and expect to do everything that the other boys are so I will be monitored a little bit, depending on how my body’s feeling.

“But for the time being I’m feeling really good.

“I’ll keep slowly progressing but at the moment I’m doing enough to be able to play games very soon.”

Pearce said he wanted to play a key role in Fremantle push for revival after a lean couple of years.

“I certainly have intentions of playing a lot of games in these next few years and taking the club to some success,” he said.

“That’s what we’re driving for in these next few years and I really want to be a part of that and I really want to drive that.”

Pearce said the decision to stay with Fremantle was an easy one.

“I’ve always seen myself as a Freo Docker,” he said.

“I love Perth, I love living here and I love the boys.

“We’ve got a really good core group of young players coming through and I see the next couple of years as a really good building block for us as a club and I see success not too far away.”