Could Sheffield United move for Championship attacker?

Sheffield United could make a move for a summer arrival at Elland Road; striker Nicky Ajose.

After Michael Higdon picked up a suspension against Chesterfield, Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough commented on his ambitions to bring a striker in on loan.

The Blades have struggled for a potent front-man this season, as they have got off to a stuttering start.

Clough's team were tipped as title favourites before the campaign kicked off, but Bristol City lead the way in League One at the moment and this owes much to Blades' profligacy in-front of goal.

They may not have to look too far for a solution to this problem, though.

Over the summer Nicky Ajose become one of 15 summer signings at Leeds, but he has failed to make any sort of impression at Elland Road.

Ajose had Football League experience, unlike a number of the Whites' foreign imports, but he has fallen out of favour since David Hockaday's departure and the club may be looking to offload him.

If they are, Sheffield United could do worse than bringing him in on loan.

Ajose offers different qualities to the Blades' current attacking options and he is proven in the third-tier.

The former Manchester United trainee has a credible goalscoring record with Swindon Town and Peterborough United and he would unquestionably add more threat to what looks an unproductive forward line at Bramall Lane at the moment.

Ajose is likely to be looking for a chance to play first-team football and he would get that at Sheffield United, meaning the move looks like it favours all parties. 

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