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Grayson disappointed with Beckford strop

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Leeds manager Simon Grayson will meet Jermaine Beckford on Monday to discuss his actions when he was substituted with 15 minutes remaining of his side's 1-0 win over Southampton.

Beckford shrugged aside Grayson's handshake as the striker made his way disconsolately to the dressing room before Robert Snodgrass hit the winner.

Grayson said: "I am disappointed when that sort of situation happens, but any decision I make is for the benefit of the football club. I am prepared to take off my leading goalscorer if I feel it is the right decision to make."

He added: "This wasn't Jermaine's day. He wasn't getting decisions going for him, he missed a couple of opportunities and I didn't want him to do something stupid which might have ruled him out for the next few weeks.

"I've had a brief chat with Jermaine and I will speak to him again on Monday. We will deal with it internally and get to the bottom of it but these things happen all the time.

"Hopefully the next time he puts on a white shirt he will score goals and the game will go his way. What happened makes no difference to my thinking about Jermaine's future at the club. He will probably be leaving in the summer unless a stupid offer comes in for him in January. I am quite happy when some players come off disappointed. We don't want them laughing and joking when they are taken off."

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