Foxes won't be pushed on JB

Foxes won't be pushed on JB

Published Sep. 14, 2012 7:16 a.m. ET

Manager Nigel Pearson insists Leicester City will not be forced to offload striker Jermaine Beckford.

Beckford almost joined Championship rivals Huddersfield on transfer deadline day at the end of August before the Foxes pulled the plug on the move at the 11th hour.

The Terriers have hinted that they may try to revive the deal now that the loan window is open.

But Pearson told BBC Radio Leicester: "While he's here he'll play for us. If we feel that deals are there to be done that suit us then fine, but we won't be press-ganged into deals that aren't right for us."


Pearson added: "I want my players to be committed to our cause and that is getting us out of this division."

Beckford, 28, joined Leicester from Everton in August 2011 in a deal thought to be in the region of ?3million and has scored nine goals in 43 league appearances for the Foxes.