Leeds' Beckford withdraws request

17 January 2010 01:43
Leeds striker Jermaine Beckford has withdrawn his transfer request and says he will stay at the League One leaders until the end of the season.The 26-year-old, who is out of contract in the summer, has scored 20 goals this season, including the winner in the 1-0 FA Cup win over Manchester United. [LNB]He told the club website: "I want to finish what I have been striving to do for the last two seasons. [LNB]"I want to help promote Leeds out of a division they don't belong in." [LNB]He added: "Every time I put on the Leeds United shirt I give 100% and can assure the fans, the manager and everyone connected with the club that I will continue to do that."[LNB] Hopefully this will settle the players and we can get back on form Skaleth Beckford, who will be available to leave on a free transfer in the summer, handed in a transfer request days before the Old Trafford win and had been linked to Newcastle. [LNB]Manager Simon Grayson added: "I'm keen to draw a line under the situation and now we can all move on together." [LNB]He has scored 74 goals in 135 appearances for Leeds since joining from Wealdstone in 2006. [LNB]The former Carlisle and Scunthorpe loanee was also on the transfer list for two months last summer after turning down a new deal.

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