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Beckford has Grayson smiling

21 October 2012

Simon Grayson praised the attitude of born-again striker Jermaine Beckford, whose stunning winner in the 2-1 defeat of Wolves was his 100th league goal.

Beckford's first-half volley was a fantastic strike and Grayson said: "It was a spectacular way to bring up his 100th goal.

"He is enjoying life again and you can see that in his attitude on the pitch and in training. He feels a big part of this club."

Beckford has linked up with former Everton team-mate James Vaughan in a strike partnership which has produced five goals already.

Grayson hailed the potential of the duo and said: "They can be whatever they want to be. Both have something to prove, both to themselves and other people."

Beckford has two goals in two starts since joining on loan from Leicester and Grayson - who managed him at Leeds where he scored 72 of his 100 goals - added: "He has fitted in ever so well and there is something about him. We will address what happens over his future in January. If there is a deal to be done I am sure (chairman) Dean Hoyle will back me on it."

Huddersfield were the dominant force in the first half and went in 2-0 ahead at the break. Vaughan scored his third goal of the season to give Town a 10th minute lead. Beckford doubled the lead in the 27th minute with a great finish from another fine delivery, this time from Adam Clayton.

The visitors pulled a goal back when Bakary Sako set up Sylvan Ebanks-Blake to slot home at the near post.

Wolves boss Stale Solbakken also joined in the chorus of approval for Huddersfield rather than criticise his own players after only a second defeat in seven matches.

"Huddersfield scored two very good goals and they really punished us with some class finishing," he said. "You have to praise the opposition sometimes."


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