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LUFC Grayson urges fans to back Beckford

Leeds United boss Simon Grayson as urged the clubs fans to get behind their leading goalscorer Jermaine Beckford after fans once again showed their displeasure at another poor performance.

Grayson said, 'The fans pay their money so they can chant things but they can only help players by getting behind them.
'I heard a few fans having a go at him and then some backed him. Luciano wasn't 100% fit to play but we had to change the system and the personnel and it worked.
'I said the other day that I am not afraid to take my captain off or my leading scorer or a young kid if those decisions benefit the team.'

Some Leeds fans chanted 'Your not fit to wear the shirt` towards Beckford when he failed to put Southend keeper Steve Mildenhall under pressure.

Beckford reacted by gesturing towards the fans. It`s not the first time this season that the two have clashed, Beckford as also had a difference of opinion with Leeds boss Simon Grayson this season when he was substituted against Southampton in December when he stormed off the pitch and straight down the tunnel.

Even Southend boss Steve Tilson couldn`t resist a little dig at the centre forward when he said: 'The way Jermaine performed, I would have liked him to have stayed on the pitch. Simon did what he had to do and it changed the game.'

Leeds took the lead within minutes of Beckford being taken off yesterday with his replacement Luciano Becchio helping set up the goal for Max Gradel.

Becchio rounded off the afternoon when he scored Leeds second goal.

The big question now for Simon Grayson is, will he stick with his out of form leading goalscorer or go with in form Max Gradel and Luciano Becchio for the game at Carlisle on Tuesday night?


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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 11 2010

Time: 9:21PM

Your Comments

Its okay for Grayson to say get behind him but it has to be a two way partnership and at the moment Beckford isnt fulfilling his part.
erni
Agree erni, a lot of fans have given him a lot of support but he just doesn't look interested.
king billy
I think he's had more than enough backing this season, I am a big fan of Beckford's but am really finding it hard now to support him when he looks so uninterested. I could handle him not scoring if he was putting in the same effort as the rest of the team.
dazza71
Need to stay behind him when he is on the bench.....He could prove to be a match winner if brought on when we are struggling for a goal. I can see him getting a couple before the end of the season but all must come from the bench.
Only-Sleggin
 

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