Jermaine Beckford has told the Leeds That podcast that he has “many” regrets at leaving Leeds United in the summer of 2010 to join Premier League side Everton – just weeks after guiding Leeds to promotion from League One.
Beckford, 35, joined Leeds in March 2006 for an undisclosed fee after scoring at a ratio of a goal every game for non-league outfit Wealdstone. He made just a handful of appearances for the Whites in his first season.
In his second campaign on the books at Elland Road, loan spells with Carlisle and Scunthorpe came about. But it was his third, fourth and fifth seasons that saw him write his name into Leeds United folklore.
He scored 85 times over the next three season – including the winner against Manchester United in the FA Cup and the winner against Bristol Rovers to send Leeds back into the Championship. Beckford said that he has many regrets over his exit.