New boy Jermaine wants to prove his worth
Jermaine Beckford drove to West Yorkshire on Friday evening to complete his loan move to Huddersfield Town – and he’s here to prove his worth to the team.
The 28 year-old striker has a prolific goal-scoring record throughout his career, but has found himself out of favour at parent club Leicester City this season and wants to showcase his ability on the pitch for the Terriers.
“I’m delighted we’ve got the deal over the line and now I’m looking forward to actually getting out there and showing everyone what I’m about – what I can do,” Jermaine exclusively told htafc.com.
“I just want to be playing games, but it is just one of those unfortunate situations where I was pushed down the pecking order. That is football.
“I hope I can showcase what I can do here and get a few goals to help maintain this amazing run Huddersfield Town has been on.”
Arguably Beckford’s most successful period in his career to date came under the stewardship of Simon Grayson at Leeds United and he is looking forward to working under Town’s Manager once again:
“Obviously I’ve worked with the Manager, ‘Snods’ (Glynn Snodin) and ‘Dusty’ (Ian Miller) before and when I heard they were interested in bringing me in and giving me a chance to play it was almost a no-brainer. We have such a good relationship and I know exactly what type of football they like to play, which suits me.
“The technical staff wants me to do what I do; come in, enjoy the games and get some goals. That’s what I’m looking forward to doing.
“I’ve played with a few of the lads here too and I’ve probably played against all of them, so we all kind of know each other one way or another. I’m looking forward to getting in with them and fighting in their corner.”
Jermaine bolsters a Town squad that has excelled in the early stages of its first npower Championship campaign and he is well aware he might have to bide his time for a chance with the Terriers.
“I’m not here to try and push anyone out or ruffle any feathers – I’m here to dig deep, work hard and hopefully get a few goals and a few assists to get the other boys on the score-sheet. It’s been an amazing run the Club has been on – they’ve probably exceeded expectations – and I hope it continues.
“I’m excited about the Watford game. My last game was on 1 September and I’m excited to say the least! If I’m involved then brilliant, but I understand football and I’m not expecting to come in and take anyone’s spot, like I said. I’m just happy to be given this chance.”
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