Luciano Becchio has recovered from a calf injury and could resume his attacking partnership with Jermaine Beckford when Leeds face MK Dons at Elland Road tomorrow.

Becchio started last Saturday’s game at Gillingham alongside Max Gradel but was substituted as a precaution when his calf tightened near the end, while Beckford scored from the penalty spot after leaving the bench and is pushing for a recall to the starting line-up.

Leading scorer Beckford was dropped after suffering a dip in form and has been a substitute for the last two matches.

He and regular substitute Mike Grella remained behind after training yesterday to put in extra shooting practice and manager Simon Grayson said: “Jermaine is trying to score the goals that will get us promoted, whether he is starting games or coming on from the bench.

“We have stressed all along that we are not a one-man team. His goals have obviously helped but we dropped him for a reason and he has responded in the right manner. Hopefully he will get us more goals between now and the end of the season.

“He has had some criticism and maybe that has motivated him to do better. Sometimes criticism from outside the training ground can make a player look at himself and want to prove people wrong.”

Grayson added: “Jermaine is looking lively and sharp, which gives me a decision to make on Saturday, but I have other decisions to make regarding the team as well.”

Two of United’s remaining three games are at home – against MK Dons tomorrow and Bristol Rovers a fortnight on Saturday – with a visit to Charlton in between, and Grayson wants supporters to play their part.

He said: “I prefer to have two of our remaining three games at home because our fans can be like an extra man.”

Bradley Johnson is available after serving a two-match ban.