Jermaine Beckford has a point to prove after his career faltered at Leicester City, Bolton Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman has said. Beckford is set to seal his transfer to the Trotters after passing his medical yesterday and agreeing personal terms on a two-year contract at the Reebok Stadium. Freedman says he believes the 29-year-old can rediscover his goalscoring form under his leadership. Freedman was a team-mate of Beckford's at Leeds United and says he had no hesitation in swooping for Beckford in a deal believed to be worth close to £1million, but he admits his poor spell at City over the past two years may have dented Beckford's confidence. "The reason I am trying to get Jermaine here is because I have worked with him," he said. "I know his character. I know he has got this up and down thought process and if things are not quite going right, that can come across in his performances. But that's right up my street to be honest with you. "Jermaine has lost that fantastic goalscoring record that he had before and he has got a point to prove. He doesn't need to prove anything to me, though, because I know he has got the bit between his teeth. "He maybe needs to prove to himself that he can still score goals. "He went to Everton, there were ups and downs and you'll get that working in a big squad, but he scored 10 goals. Since then it's been up and down – but he chose the wrong move going to Leicester. He'll tell you that and we've all done it in our careers. "I played with him at Leeds so I know exactly what he is all about and what makes him tick. I just see that sparkle in his eye that he wants to prove something to himself and I think we'll be the beneficiaries of that." The move hasn't officially been announced yet, but is expected to be confirmed in the next 24 hours. "We are very close with Jermaine," said Freedman. "We are not quite there but I do have a gentleman's handshake on it, which goes a long way for me. "It's just a couple of small bits and pieces that we need to tidy up. "I have told him that this wonderful club is going somewhere. If he wants to be part of it, come and talk to me. "He was on holiday and literally straight after landing he was here to speak. "He's someone I have worked with before, played with, and a proven goalscorer who I think will be very good for this football club."