PRESTON CAN COPE WITHOUT JERMAINE
PRESTON North End boss Simon Grayson is confident he has the strength in depth to cope with Jermaine Beckford’s absence for “a few months” after the striker underwent knee surgery.
The 31-year-old moved to Deepdale on a permanent deal over the summer but missed the start of the campaign due to a knee problem.
The former Leeds United forward did make a couple of substitute appearances in August, but has opted to undergo an operation to repair cartilage damage.
But after picking up Eoin Doyle and Stevie May on deadline day, Grayson is confident he has the cover to handle Beckford’s absence.
“Jermaine has had the operation and will be out for a number of months unfortunately,” Grayson said.
“It is negative news but we had enough positives with the two lads Eoin Doyle and Stevie May who we brought in last week. Jermaine's injury was the reason we did those deals.
“These things happen in football, we have seen other teams lose top players with injuries.”