No Romantic Return For Robbo Or Becks

Last updated : 28 May 2015 By .

Suggestions that the club are looking to sign their former goalkeeper appear to be wide of the mark.

Thirty-five-year-old Robinson, whose career began at Elland Road, is leaving Blackburn Rovers this summer.

United need another keeper to provide cover for first-choice Marco Silvestri after releasing Stuart Taylor and Alex Cairns at the end of the season.

Owner Massimo Cellino meanwhile spoke with Beckford’s representatives earlier this month and watched the forward during the League One play-offs but the YEP reports that Leeds do not intend to firm up their interest in bringing him back to Elland Road.

Beckford is out of contract after being released by Bolton Wanderers and he finished the season on loan at Preston North End, scoring 18 times in 31 appearances to earn Preston promotion to the Championship.

United’s contact with Beckford’s camp came prior to Uwe Rosler’s appointment as head coach and the 31-year-old is not among the list of players who Leeds intend to pursue following the German’s arrival.

Beckford continues to be held in high regard among United’s supporters on account of his five-year spell at Elland Road in which he scored 85 times and helped the club to automatic promotion from League One in 2010.

Leeds, however, remain in the market for goalscorers after a season in which they averaged just over a goal from every league game and finished with Mirco Antenucci as their leading scorer with 10.