Jermaine Beckford insists he is more concerned with helping Leeds United win promotion than personal glory this season.

The striker has won the League 1 Powerade Player of the Month award for September after hitting the goal trail once again.

Beckford beat off competition from Southend's Dougie Freedman, Millwall keeper David Forde and Peterborough's influential midfielder Craig Mackail-Smith.

Beckford has netted 11 times in 12 games so far this season, including four goals in September helping Leeds up to fourth place in the division.

Chairman of the Powerade Player of the Month Awards panel Chris Kamara said: "Jermaine Beckford is one of the most prolific goalscorers in League 1.

"His finishing ability is second to none and his all-round game has also improved over the past couple of months. He's now scoring all different types of goals, from 30-yard screamers to headers and tap-ins.

"Jermaine is going to be a valuable member of Gary McAllister's side as they push for promotion this season."

The London-born forward scored 20 goals last term to fire Leeds to the Coca-Cola League 1 Play-Offs Final.

But a 1-0 defeat to Doncaster at Wembley saw them miss out on a Championship place.

And despite being linked with a move away from Elland Road, Beckford maintains his only focus is on helping Gary McCallister's side go up.

Beckford said: "It's nice to win the Player of the Month award, but the most important thing is how we are doing as a team.

"September was a good month for us. We made progress in both cups and got ourselves up towards where we want to be in the league.

"It's nice to get some goals early on, because it's all about helping us achieve what we want to achieve. But it's where we are and what we have all done in May that really counts."

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