The permanent successor to Kevin Keegan is yet to be confirmed but that has not stopped caretaker Pearce bringing in Icelandic midfielder Palmi Rafn Palmason, 20, for a week's trial.
"I am planning for the future," he told the official City website. "The Chairman is acutely aware that I am watching players, travelling abroad to watch players.
"My scout, Graham Carr, is doing a great job for me watching players. We are looking to bring players in and keep evolving this club.
"If another manager is brought in everything has to be in place for him. I believe we are stepping in the direction that it will be."