Pearson will lock horns with his Swansea City counterpart for the third time this season having come out on top on both previous occasions.
Back in August and earlier this month at the Walkers Stadium Pearson has seen his side fall a goal behind only to come back and score twice in each game to snatch victory from the Swans.
But he acknowledges that he will again face a good side this afternoon and said “Swansea are having a good season and had a good season last year as well
“We have to be at our best again and it will be interesting to see how the game pans out.
“On the two occasions we have played them the games have been at our place, so whether it will be a bit more open than that I don’t know.
“But they are tough opposition, home or away.”