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LUFC Grayson accepts Beckford apology

Leeds United boss Simon Grayson has accepted an apology from striker Jermaine Beckford after his antics after being substituted on Saturday.

Beckford showed his petulant side after seeing his number being held up to be substituted.

After a lengthy time taken to walk off the pitch, he dismissed Grayson`s handshake and headed straight down the tunnel to the displeasure of the manager.

Grayson played down the incident straight after the game and said the matter would be dealt with on Monday.

Both manager and player sat down today (Monday) to sort out the matter.

Speaking on the official website, Grayson said "I made it clear that I do not want it to happen again and he`s bought into it what I`ve said. It`s been put to bed now and I expect to see Jermaine in a Leeds shirt on Boxing Day looking to knock the goals in over the Christmas period.

Saturday`s incident once again got the rumour mill started.

With Beckford`s contract due to run out at the end of the season, and a number of clubs rumoured to be interested in his services including Fulham, Newcastle and Bolton, Leeds would be ready to cash in on him in the January transfer window.

Grayson though as re iterated the stance that both him and Chairman Ken Bates have stood by the since the start of the season, that Beckford will not be leaving before the summer unless they get a 'silly offer` for their leading goal scorer.

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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 21 2009

Time: 7:11PM

Your Comments

Lets hope he can do the talking with his feet on Boxing Day, its the sort of player he is that he will come back with a hat trick.
dazza71
Lets hope it can now be put to bed and Beckford can get back to what he does best, scoring goals.
King Billy
Hes a big job in his hands winning the crowd back over but its amazing how a few vital goals will soften peoples memorys
erni
Like all strikers Beckford needs to feel confident and have a positive approach to his game. Sometimes I wonder how much the constant winging of a minority of Leeds supporters against Beckford has affected his game. Time to get behind Beckford. He has his faults but he definitely adds something extra when he's playing for us. We'll miss him if the wingers succeed in driving him out.
CLIVE SANDERSON
I dont think our main man to get us promoted wants to get boo'd of the pitch. Yeh his reaction was totally wrong, but it showed that he always wants to be on the pitch. He normally does score against these lot so heres hoping!
benlufc
Just needs to start scoring again
Tiny T
 

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