Leeds legend Gray urges Everton to be patient Beckford
The Londoner took time to establish himself at Leeds, requiring a confidence-raising loan spell at Scunthorpe United in 2006-07, before firing more than 80 goals in his final three seasons, including his FA Cup winner at Manchester United in January.
"What you have to remember is it was not long ago he was playing non-League football," said Leeds old boy Eddie Gray. "He took a bit of time to settle in at Leeds but once he did the goals flowed.
"He is a goalscorer and it is a matter of having the confidence to go out and show he can do it at the higher level."