Date of birth
Jermaine Beckford hit the big time when he was signed by Leeds United from non-league Wealdstone FC as a 23-year old, making his senior debut for Leeds just a week after joining the club in 2006, Jermaine went on to make over 150 appearances whilst with the Elland Road based club. He joined Premiership side Everton on a free transfer in March 2010, ironically to replace a departing James Vaughan, and made 34 appearances and scoring eight goals, before securing a £3m move to Leicester City in August 2011.
Jermaine has also played for Championship sides Huddersfield Town and Bolton Wanderers before joining Preston North End in November 2014. He joins the Shakers on a free transfer having been released from Deepdale at the end of the 2016-17 season. His arrival at Gigg Lane brings experience and goals, a player with just short of 400 appearances to his name and 160 goals during his career. Jermaine has signed a two-year deal with the Shakers.