LUFC Beckford amazed by Elland Road reception
Former Leeds United striker Jermaine Beckford said it was brilliant to be back at Elland Road on Saturday and he was amazed by the reception he received from the Leeds fans.
Beckford, who left in the summer of 2010 returned with Leicester City and played the first 45 minutes of the game that was won 2-1 by Leicester.
The striker netted 85 goals for Leeds in three seasons, including the famous goals against Manchester United at Old Trafford and the winner against Bristol Rovers that sent Leeds up from League One on the final day of the 2009/10 season.
Beckford was cheered from all four sides of Elland Road prior to kick off and during the first half and he was amazed by the support.
Speaking in the Yorkshire Evening Post, Beckford said, "The reception was amazing and it was brilliant to be back here.
"I didn`t expect the reception to be as amazing as it was but I`m always surprised by the Leeds fans. It made me feel humble and it meant a lot to me."
Beckford acknowledged the crowd prior to kick off when he applauded the Leeds crowd and he endeared himself even more during his 45 minutes on the pitch by giving the Kop end of the ground the Leeds salute in Leicester`s first attack.
There was also a moment when Beckford and Leeds defender Alex Bruce pretended to exchange shirts.
The 28 year old was reportedly offered to Leeds twice last season according to chairman Ken Bates, with the outspoken chairman saying 'the club had moved on.`
Would you like to see Jermaine Beckford back at Leeds United?
To have your say, follow the link below to register.
Vital Leeds are the proud sponsors of the Thames Valley Whites Regional Supporters club
The fastest growing Leeds United supporters club in the South of England, with over 200 members since its formation in April 2009, travel to all games home and away.
The branch has pick up points at Basingstoke, Reading, Didcot, Abingdon, Oxford, Bicester and Banbury and will consider other pick up points on request.
Vital Leeds offers everything that a Leeds United supporter could wish for. If you can think of something and suggest it, we`ll put it on the website!
With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!
You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.
Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.
So why not join Vital today?
It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved
To visit the message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Leeds .
Vital Leeds is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!
Vital Leeds on:
Vital Leeds on:
Join Vital Leeds
It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!
Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.