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Win-win situation for Beckford - Grayson

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Leeds manager Simon Grayson has challenged Jermaine Beckford to use the rest of the season to earn the biggest move from Elland Road possible having again putting himself in the limelight with more FA Cup heroics.

Beckford grabbed the headlines once more with two equalisers against Tottenham to set up a fourth-round replay, adding to his winner against Manchester United in the previous round.

"It would have to be a lot of money because we have turned down decent money already for him," Grayson said. "Jermaine wants to stay and finish the job off."

The 26-year-old is out of contract in the summer and Everton are thought to be leading the race to secure his signature - but Grayson is happy for his striker to raise his profile further as it will mean success in getting out of League One or progressing in the cup.

He added: "If someone comes in with ridiculous money - and I'm talking a lot more than £2million - then we'd look at it again.

"But I've got no intention of selling him in the window because it's too late to get a replacement and he's too valuable to lose.

"Jermaine can only win because if he scores 15 to 20 goals until the end of the season he will be linked with bigger clubs than he's being linked with now."

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