Beckford heads to Huddersfield

  • Last Updated: September 28 2012, 21:25 BST

Huddersfield have signed Leicester striker Jermaine Beckford on a 93-day emergency loan.

Jermaine Beckford: Huddersfield loan move

The 28-year-old, who had been linked with a return to former club Leeds, will be reunited with Simon Grayson, his manager at Elland Road, on a deal that runs until December 29.

A prolific goalscorer with Leeds, finding the net 72 times in 131 league appearances, Beckford has not settled with the Foxes, whom he joined from Everton after struggling to make an impact in the Barclays Premier League.

Grayson told the Terriers' official website: "Jermaine is a good footballer and he adds something different to the squad.

"The players we have at the squad all have different qualities and Jermaine is a natural goalscorer - his record speaks for itself.

"Having that variation in the squad is perfect for me as manager as it allows the team to adapt to different situations."