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10. Jermaine Beckford

Gareth Copley
Name: Jermaine Beckford
Squad Number: 10
Position: Forward
Joined: July 2013
Contract Expires: 30th June 2015

The most recent addition to the Bolton Wanderers squad, London-born Jermaine Beckford is a 29 year old striker. He spent the large part of his early career in the lower leagues, with spells at non-league Wealdstone and Uxbridge proving the springboard for a move to Leeds United in 2006.

Beckford made his name at Elland Road with 72 goals in 126 games, including a famous strike at Old Trafford as his side defeated Manchester United in the FA Cup in 2009/10. He then allowed his contract to expire and moved to Premier League side Everton under the watchful eye of David Moyes. His one season in the top flight yielded 10 goals, with eight coming in the league.

He was then sold for £2.5m to Leicester City of the Championship, signing with just 40 minutes to spare before the transfer window closed. He would score nine goals in his first season at Leicester, spending the latter portion of the 2012/13 season on loan at Huddersfield Town where he scored seven in 20 games.

Beckford was reunited with his old Leeds United strike partner and now Bolton Wanderers manager Dougie Freedman in July 2013, signing a two year contract.