Date of birth
Matty Pearson became Huddersfield Town’s first signing of the summer 2021 transfer window, putting pen-to-paper on a three-year deal.
Born in Keighley, West Yorkshire, the 27-year-old started his career in Blackburn Rovers’ Academy but had his first taste of senior football on loan at Lincoln City. He made two appearances before being recalled by Rovers.
In the search of First Team football, Matty left Blackburn and joined Rochdale. He made nine appearances in Sky Bet League 2 before joining Halifax Town on loan.
The defender, who can also play as a full-back and in midfield, signed permanently at the Shay after helping the Club win promotion to the National League.
He made over 100 appearances for Halifax Town and his good form earned him nine appearances for England C.
Ahead of the 2015/16 campaign, he joined then-Sky Bet League 2 side Accrington Stanley and continue to impress. His fine form earnt him a move to the Sky Bet Championship with Barnsley.
He made 17 appearances for the Tykes that year before joining Luton Town in Sky Bet League 1.
During the 2018/19 campaign, Matty played an integral role for the Hatters, and was virtually ever-present as they won promotion to the Sky Bet Championship. He scored six goals that season.
He played in pretty much every league match for Luton in the second tier of English football over the last two seasons, joining Town with over 350 professional games under his belt.
The centre back - who can also play at full back - agreed a three-year contract with the Terriers, whilst the Club also has an option of a further year’s extension.
Towards the end of the 2021/22 season, Pearson suffered a knee injury and then missed the first half of the 2022/23 season due to a foot injury he had picked up against Bolton Wanderers in pre-season.
He returned to the side against Hull City in January 2023 and scored five crucial goals to help secure the Terriers' Sky Bet Championship safety under Neil Warnock's management.