Jermaine Beckford insists his move to Bury was a 'no brainer'
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 31/07/17 11:14am
Bury striker Jermaine Beckford claims it was a "no brainer" to join the League One side ahead of the new 2017-18 season.
The 33-year old, who signed for Bury in a two-year deal after his release from Preston in May, insists it was the club's long-term ambition which persuaded him to Gigg Lane.
And the forward, who has played for Leeds, Everton and Leicester during his 12-year career, is looking forward to the new campaign following a successful pre-season.
"I can't wait to get going," Beckford told Sky Sports News.
"We've had a great pre-season, we've done really well. I've managed to get my first couple of goals in a Bury shirt which as a striker is a really good feeling - I can't wait to get cracking."
Beckford joined Bury after a frustrating season last year which saw him score just one goal in 18 Sky Bet Championship appearances at Preston.
However, the forward is confident of greater fortunes this year with the vision of the chairman and manager Lee Clark at Bury.
"It was the chairman, the manager, the dream that was sold to me and the training ground," Beckford added.
"Those along the fans, the stadium and the plans for what we wanted to do in this season and next season were just too good to turn down for me.
"The manager and the chairman had a great vision and with the players they wanted to bring in, it was a no brainer."