Adkins retains Beckford hope
Nigel Adkins has not given up hope of prising Jermaine Beckford from Leeds' grasp.
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 27/07/07 6:32pm
Scunthorpe United boss Nigel Adkins has not given up hope of prising Jermaine Beckford from Leeds United's grasp.
The Iron have an offer on the table for the Whites hit-man, who was sent off against Energie Cottbus on Monday, but the on-going saga at Leeds has held up any prospect of striking a deal.
Adkins remains undeterred in his quest to sign Beckford and is willing to fight for as long as possible to land the striker who impressed at Glanford Park on loan last season.
"Leeds obviously value him a hell of a lot higher than the offer we've made - and that is their prerogative," he told the Scunthorpe Telegraph.
"It's something we've got to run with as long as we can.
"But obviously the more Jermaine plays for Leeds and the more he becomes the star player for them, then the fans will take to him and it will become a little bit more difficult for us to get him."