I'm going nowhere, says Leicester City striker Jermaine Beckford
Leicester City striker Jermaine Beckford is going nowhere, according to his agent.
Beckford had been on the brink of joining Huddersfield on a season-long loan on transfer deadline day.
City pulled the plug just two minutes before the deadline and the deal collapsed.
The Terriers have been back to City to see if they could re-ignite the deal after the emergency loan window opened last Friday.
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However, Beckford's agent Nick Rubery has tweeted that City have stopped the deal completely and that the player will not be leaving the club after all.
It is still not clear why City changed their minds on allowing Beckford to join their Championship rivals after allegedly agreeing a deal, according to Huddersfield's chief executive Nigel Clibbens.
Terriers boss Simon Grayson had said on Monday that he was still hopeful of landing a striker on loan as a replacement for Jordan Rhodes, who has joined Blackburn in a £8million deal.
He said they were still waiting on decisions from clubs.
Beckford came on as a late substitute the day after the deadline night drama in the 1-0 victory over Blackpool at the King Power Stadium.
City boss Nigel Pearson certainly has plenty of attacking firepower to call upon now as Beckford will compete for a starting slot with £1m signing Jamie Vardy, David Nugent, Marko Futacs, Martyn Waghorn and Jeff Schlupp.
City youngster Cian Bolger is facing three months on the sidelines after damaging knee ligaments while on loan at Bristol Rovers.
The 20-year-old damaged his cruciate ligaments in the 2-2 draw with Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday – his first game of a second loan spell with the Pirates, which will expire in January.
Bolger will be treated by the City medical staff and may not be back in action until after Christmas.
"I'm absolutely gutted for Cian," said Rovers manager Mark McGhee.
"I think he injured himself being as committed as we had asked him to be. It's a great shame for him .
"The prognosis is that he will be out for three months and we hope he will make a full recovery and be back playing by Christmas, fingers crossed.
"He will go back to Leicester for his rehab and, hopefully, be back here before his loan period expires."