Friday, 31 August 2012

Deadline Day: Speculation Surrounds Beckford

Grayson link: Beckford
Loanee: Cian Bolger
Amidst the flurry of activity on transfer deadline day it has been a quiet day at the King Power Stadium with just one deal being struck, Cian Bolger returning to Bristol Rovers on a six-month loan.

Meanwhile, speculation continues to surround the future of Jermaine Beckford, who was widely tipped to leave Leicester City this summer but has so far not made a move away from the East Midlands. Beckford is thought to be out of favour with Nigel Pearson following the signing of Jamie Vardy, with David Nugent seen as the new number nine's preferred strike partner.

Beckford's future could change in the last three hours of the transfer window, however, with numerous reports linking the City striker with Huddersfield Town. Former Foxes defender Simon Grayson, now in charge at the Terriers, has history with Beckford when he was manager at Leeds United.

Beckford is rumoured to be agreeing a loan deal with the West Yorkshire club, with a view to a permanent deal, whilst according to Of Fosse and Foxes sources, the player has handed-in a transfer request. Both remain unconfirmed.

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