Everton's Sylvain Distin beats Sunderland's Fraizer Campbell (left) to the ball
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN fans can forget about seeing Fraizer Campbell and Jermaine Beckford playing alongside one another in blue and white stripes.
Boss Simon Grayson made inquiries about bringing 25-year-old Sunderland and England striker Campbell to his hometown club in the wake of Jordan Rhodes’ move to Blackburn.
But contrary to reports of a planned January bid for a player out of favour on Wearside, Town will only renew their interest if loanee Beckford returns to parent club Leicester.
I understand Town remain keen on keeping the ex-Leeds striker, who made his fifth appearance in Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at Millwall, whether it be via a permanent deal or loan extension.
The man who played under Grayson while at Leeds before joining Everton is currently with Town until December 29.
And with Norwich loan man James Vaughan – absent from the New Den defeat because of a thigh injury – signed for the season, there aren’t the funds to land both Beckford and Campbell.