The Trotters were expected to be pushing for promotion in boss Dougie Freedman's first full season in charge but a tricky run of fixtures to open the campaign left them floundering at the basement.
Bolton did not win in the league until October yet an unbeaten run of eight games and three successive victories has left them just seven points off the play-off places.
Part of the reason for Wanderers' ascent has been Beckford's form in front of goal and, with five goals in his last six games, the forward is buoyant about the state of things both personally and collectively.
"We're going through something at the minute which is a really exciting thing to be a part of," Beckford, who scored the only goal in Saturday's 1-0 win over Watford, told the club's official website.
"Confidence is high, not just myself, with all the boys. They're looking to give the ball to me in specific areas like against Watford - I was fortunate to capitalise on a big mistake, but sometimes you need that and we'll take it where we can.
"We didn't have the greatest of starts in terms of the points picked up, however, we're doing pretty well now."