Jacob Bedeau and Tom Pearce: Scunthorpe sign defenders

Jacob Bedeau
Jacob Bedeau made his professional debut for Bury at the age of 16

Scunthorpe United have signed Aston Villa defender Jacob Bedeau on a free transfer and Leeds full-back Tom Pearce on loan.

Bedeau, 19, who never made a senior appearance for Villa after joining from Bury in 2017, has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Pearce, 20, has played five times for the Championship leaders this season.

The duo could make their debut for the Glanford Park side in Saturday's trip to Barnsley.

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