Cumbrians land Leeds starlet
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Carlisle have bolstered their strike force with the addition of Leeds' Jermaine Beckford.
High-flying League One outfit Carlisle United have bolstered their strike force with the addition of Leeds United striker Jermaine Beckford on a month's loan.
The former Wealdstone striker is currently well down Leeds' pecking order and has been limited to just one start and two substitute appearances this season.
The Whites are keen for Beckford to garner experience elsewhere and have allowed him to join Carlisle with the view of improving his match sharpness.
Carlisle boss Neil McDonald is a big fan of Beckford and believes his aerial ability, finishing and pace will benefit his squad.
"Jermaine is a centre-forward I have watched a few times, and when I was at Crystal Palace we had a look at him for a couple of weeks," McDonald told the News & Star.
"He wants to play for us and he has got some very good attributes. He is very good in the air, he is a goalscorer, and his pace will frighten people."