Leeds United v Bolton Wanderers: Fit again Beckford could make Elland Road return

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Former Leeds United striker Jermaine Beckford could make his first appearance for almost two months at Elland Road on Saturday.

The Bolton Wanderers forward is in contention for the first time since injuring a hamstring in a 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest on January 11.

The 30-year-old who scored 72 league goals in five seasons with United but has never found the net against his first professional club, was expected to make his comeback during Bolton’s 4-0 win over Blackburn Rovers last weekend but missed the Lancashire derby due to illness.

He has trained this week, however, and is expected to feature in Dougie Freedman’s, left, squad at Elland Road.

Beckford has eight goals to his name this season but failed to score during United’s 1-0 win at the Reebok Stadium in September.

His most recent appearance at Elland Road came towards the end of the 2012-13 season when he played as a substitute in a Championship fixture between United and his previous club, Huddersfield Town.

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