Chris Hughton: "What I have been told is I will be backed very much at board level.
"But of course what I am conscious of is that any player you bring in has a value and I have to work within the parameters that way. But that's normal and that's the way to do our business.
"The ideal scenario is to get your players in as quickly as you can, but what you find is that over a period of time, players become available who you didn't think were going to be available, and that will always come into the equation as well.
"There's no doubt he (Beckford) is a good player - that's shown by his goalscoring record and what he has achieved at Leeds.
"But there are numerous good players who have been linked to us and until something is done or something is confirmed, they are all speculation."