Bournemouth Evening Echo, Pearce is quoted as saying: "The lads that are left are well up for it and confident. think we can do it. We've lost a couple of loan players and have a pretty small squad again. But, at the end of the day, we're the ones who are signed and the ones who have got to get us out of the problem".
On the Brighton defeat where a Pearce slip led to the opening goal, he goes on to say: "It was very frustrating that we didn't get anything at Brighton. To lose in the 94th minute killed us. It was really demoralising and we were distraught not to get anything from the game".