SIMON GRAYSON says Huddersfield Town will pull out all the stops to keep Jermaine Beckford at the John Smith’s Stadium.
That’s amid reports that Championship rivals Leeds want to bring the striker back to Elland Road, where he was a big hit after being plucked from non-league football in 2006.
Beckford, on loan from Leicester, is currently sidelined by a hamstring injury and missed a fifth successive match as Town drew 2-2 at home to Bolton.
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But Grayson, who hopes the 28-year-old who has scored three times in six Town games will be back for this Saturday’s trip to Hull, says the player he managed at Leeds is keen to stay.
Beckford’s loan runs out on December 29, with Grayson keen to do business with Leicester once the January transfer window opens.
“We’re working hard to structure a deal with his club,” he said.
“There are two willing parties in ourselves and Jermaine, and hopefully the third are interested too.”
Leeds, for whom Beckford scored 85 times in 152 games, have been given an injection of funds after their takeover by a Middle East-based investment bank.
Beckford scored the winner on his last appearance at Barnsley on November 10 and Grayson explained: “He suffered a slight recurrence of his hamstring injury in training.