Jermaine Beckford moves on loan to Huddersfield from Leicester

Jermaine Beckford

Huddersfield Town have signed striker Jermaine Beckford on an emergency loan from Leicester City.

The Terriers came close to signing the 28-year-old in the transfer window, but the Foxes changed their mind

Huddersfield boss Simon Grayson said: "Jermaine is a good footballer and he adds something different to the squad.

"The players we have at the squad all have different qualities and Jermaine is a natural goalscorer."

Beckford and Grayson having worked together before at Leeds United and the striker will be a part of Huddersfield's squad for the visit of Watford on Saturday.

Grayson said: "Everyone at the club has had a tough time trying to get this deal over the line; not just on August transfer deadline day but also in the last 24 hours.

"Jermaine comes straight into the squad for Saturday's game against Watford."