Not a week goes by when there isn’t a Jermaine Beckford rumour printed in one of the national rags. This time, it’s the turn of the Sun. Possibly the Holy Grail of tabloid nonsense and unfounded lies. Selling copies became more of a priority than reporting any kind of truth for this poor excuse for a newspaper many, many years ago.

"Wolves? What shirt am I wearing Bruv? Are you being serious?"

"Wolves? What shirt am I wearing Bruv? Are you being serious?"

You can just imagine the thought process that went in to this story. Free-scoring Leeds have one of the most prolific goalscorers outside the Premiership on their books, whilst Wolves are struggling for goals. Already there’s a link between the two sides in Sam Vokes, who is currently on loan to Leeds and alas, we have a swap deal involving the youngster. Clever stuff, isn’t it?

No. Quite simply, it’s not. It’s lazy journalism at it’s best and the kind of nonsense that means I’d never, ever buy a copy of this pointless daily collection of lies. Of course, the story is backed up by no actual sources whatsoever, but what do you need them for when you have millions of gullible readers that will decide it’s gospel by the time they’ve finished their cornflakes.

The fact of the matter is, that Vokes has largely disappointed whilst at Leeds. In such a free-scoring team, he’s managed just one. Whilst his first touch and control have been impressive, he’s looked lazy at times and missed more chances than I could possibly count. Meanwhile, whilst Beckford is good, he isn’t Premier League good. He misses his fair share of chances too, and you just don’t get as many in the Premiership, so I doubt he’d ever succeed.

The only way this story could have any feasibility to it at all, is if Wolves are intent on relegation and think Beckford could do a job in the Championship for them next season. If that’s the case, then it shows a total lack of ambition from Wolves and I can’t help but feel sorry for their supporters. Beckford quite simply isn’t the man to keep you in the Premier League. Fact.