It certainly sounds like Mr. Roeder hopes so. From the Pink’Un:
I wish I had 20 Alex Pearces here next year because he has the most fantastic character you could ever wish to work with, as a human being.
He is so mentally tough – 19 years old, you’d think he was 30. He needs to work on his pace, which unfortunately, generally speaking, is a god-given talent.
But if he works hard on his pace he can find a couple of yards over the next few years and I think he reads the game very well and will have a fine career.
He is an absolute dream to manage.
Sounds good enough to me. Delia, get the cheque book out please!