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.
— Bury Football Club (@buryfcofficial) May 12, 2017
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:
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) May 12, 2017
Natural goalscorer but his strength was pace. Always though when that went he might struggle. Good luck to him and #buryfc
— Alan (@penderel) May 13, 2017
Great memories of him at Leeds. Scores for fun, when he wants to. Can have an attitude about him. He'll score 25 next season easy though
— Kuruption (@Wevegotsaiz) May 13, 2017
— we all love leeds (@LeedsFamily) May 12, 2017
Beckford and Lee Clark haha #lufc
— @ (@deancore) May 12, 2017
Best of luck Jermaine. #lufc
— Jay Carter (@JayCartay) May 12, 2017
Great signing…..#lufc legend.
— Andy Gromett (@gromlufc) May 12, 2017
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.