Jason Pearce has signed a contract extension to keep him at Charlton until at least June 2021.

There Club announcement quashes rumours of a return to former club Portsmouth and any interest from Sunderland.

Club captain Pearce has made 81 appearances for the Addicks since his arrival from Wigan Athletic in 2016.

Pearce endured a large spell on the sidelines last season as Lee Bowyer’s side claimed promotion from League One and he aims to repay the clubs faith in him.

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“I’m proud that the club have allowed me to extend my contract and hopefully I can repay that with some good performances on the pitch,” he told the Club website.

“The club obviously had a bit of interest for me in the summer but it didn’t change anything,

“I wanted to stay here.

“I love the club and it has been a good year and I feel like Charlton are on the up.”

Charlton boss Lee Bowyer said: “Pearcey is our captain, he’s our leader on and off the pitch. I always say you need experience in a team and his experience is so valuable. He’s also a very, very good centre-half so I’m delighted he’s signed a new contract with us.”

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