HUDDERSFIELD Town have tonight signed Leicester City striker Jermaine Beckford on loan.
The Terriers have secured the services of the frontman on a 93-day loan - the longest available during the loan transfer window.
Beckford, 28, is available for Huddersfield Town's home game against Watford on Saturday.
However, he will be unable to face the Foxes on Tuesday.
The terms of the loan deal for Beckford, who was managed by Town boss Simon Grayson at Leeds United, mean that his last game would be against Sheffield Wednesday on December 29 at the John Smiths Stadium.
Ironically Huddersfield Town's first game after the expiration of the loan deal is Leicester City - on January 1.
However Beckford, who started his career at Chelsea, would be able to sign a permanent deal when the transfer window opens that day.
Beckford had previously been on the verge of signing for Town - but Leicester manager Nigel Pearson pulled the plug on the deal just minutes before the last transfer window slammed shut.
See tomorrow's Examiner for full story.