Iron wait on Beckford response
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Nigel Adkins says Scunthorpe United are still awaiting a response from Leeds.Nigel Adkins says Scunthorpe United are still awaiting a response from Leeds United regarding Jermaine Beckford.
Scunthorpe are trying to bring Beckford back to Glanford Park following the striker's impressive loan spell last season.
A bid, rumoured to be in the region of £250,000, was lodged in May, but Leeds' financial problems have prevented any deal being concluded.
And Iron manager Adkins admits he has yet to learn whether the offer will be accepted by the League One side.
"We have put what for us is a very good offer on the table, but are still awaiting a response from Leeds," Adkins told the Scunthorpe Telegraph.
Adkins is still trying to add to his squad ahead of a campaign in the Championship and is hoping to remain patient.
He added: "There is a lot of work that has gone on behind the scenes for other players. A lot of seeds have been planted.
"We want to be a developmental club with players who are young and hungry, so we can nurture them for the future, a la Andy Keogh and Billy Sharp.
"But we have to back that up with a little bit of a balance of players with a bit of experience and maturity of playing at this level as well.
"This is something we are trying to do, but until players sign on the dotted line, we have to be patient and not become frustrated."