Adkins unsure on Beckford
By Robin Hackett
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Scunthorpe admit a deal for Leeds striker Jermaine Beckford is still some way off.
Scunthorpe boss Nigel Adkins says discussions have taken place with Leeds over Jermaine Beckford's future, but admits he still has no idea when he will be able to complete a deal for the player.
Newly-promoted Scunthorpe have made a bid for Beckford - thought to be around £250,000 - and Leeds are now able to buy and sell players again following Ken Bates' takeover last week.
However, the bid has yet to be accepted and, with Leeds believed to be holding out for more money, Adkins concedes the saga could rumble on until the end of the transfer window.
"We believe we have got a very good bid on the table and there has been discussions with Leeds United," he told the Scunthorpe Telegraph.
"We just have to see where that takes us. They hold the cards in that they have got him, so it might be a bit drawn out.
"The top and bottom of it is he is a Leeds player. We have put in a bid for him and would like him to come to us.
"I don't know if he will be here for the start of the season. I will wait until the last day of the transfer window if I have to."
23-year-old Beckford had a successful loan spell with Scunthorpe last season as the side ended the season as League One champions.