Double Striker Swoop Imminent?

Last updated : 06 January 2010 By Tom Vickers

Villa could be set to snap up two in-form front men.

Jermaine Beckford of Leeds United, who handed in a transfer request today, and Rangers striker Kris Boyd are rumoured to be targets for Martin O'Neill.

The Villa boss knows Boyd well from his stint north of the border with Celtic and the hit man has been on a hot streak of late.

The 26 year-old bagged an amazing four goals at Ibrox against Dundee United recently and has been tipped for a recall to the Scotland squad under new boss Craig Levein.

Beckford netted the winner at Old Trafford on Sunday to give Leeds a sensational win against their old nemesis Manchester United and secure a fourth round FA Cup tie at Tottenham.

Both men undoubtedly have pedigree but coming from the Scottish Premier League and English League Two respectively, can Boyd and Beckford make the step up?