Date: 13th May 2017 at 3:17pm
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By Danny Wright

Leeds fans have taken to Twitter to wish the best of luck to Jermaine Beckford, who has signed a two-year deal with League One club Bury.

The 33-year-old was released by Preston earlier this month and has wasted no time in finding a new club, despite the Elland Road faithful urging him to secure a dramatic return to Garry Monk’s squad.

Bury announced the signing on their official Twitter account on Friday.

Beckford was a fan favourite during his days at Leeds where he made 147 appearances and scored 84 goals in all competitions.

He moved to Everton in 2010 after spending a four year spell at Elland Road which also saw him loaned out to Carlisle and Scunthorpe.

Leeds fans still have fond memories of the six-times Jamaica international and want to see him do well at Lee Clark’s Bury – with one saying that he is likely to net 25 goals next season.

Here is a selection of their tweets:

https://twitter.com/zDrezy/status/863081804961599489

Beckford began his career at non-league club Wealdstone before he moved to Leeds in 2006.

After a disappointing spell at Everton, the striker found himself enjoying stints at Leicester, Huddersfield and Bolton before moving to Preston in 2014, initially on a loan deal.

He scored just once in 18 appearances this season which led to his release from Deepdale.

In other Leeds news, Galatasaray are looking to sign this defender.

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