Is there still a way Ajose can be a success at Leeds?

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Leeds United striker Nicky Ajose will be determined to show his top-form while out on loan at Crewe Alexandra.

Leeds United's signing of Nicky Ajose may go down as one of the most misguided pieces of business in the club's history, as it stands.

The striker, who was brought in from Peterborough United for a nominal fee over the summer, has made just four appearances in a Leeds shirt so far and already looks on his way out of the club. 

The Whites have loaned Ajose out to Crewe Alexandra, who are struggling against the drop in League One, having not seen him play since August. 

Ajose joined Leeds under David Hockaday, but quickly fell out of favour at Elland Road after struggling to make any sort of initial impact. As a result he must be questioning whether there is any chance of him being able to force his way back into the starting line-up at the Yorkshire side.

The 23-year-old was understandably excited to have moved up the leagues when Posh deemed him surplus to requirements at London Road, but he may be regretting the move now. 

His initial task, of course, will be to fire Crewe up the table, but he will be hoping to do enough to prove to Leeds that he could still play a role for them.

Ajose spent his youth in Manchester United's youth-academy, and has shown the talent which kept him at Old Trafford in fleeting patches. 

The striker's best periods have came when out on loan and he will be determined to prove a point once again this time around. 

Posh had appeared to write off Ajose before an impressive spell at Swindon Town convinced them to bring him back into their first-team and he will be hoping to fight his way back into selection contention at Elland Road in a similar manner. 

Leeds currently have Mirco Antenucci, Souleymane Doukara and Adryan as their three main-attacking outlets, but the form of their reserve strikers may offer Ajose encouragement.

Noel Hunt is set to leave on loan to Ipswich Town today, while Billy Sharp is struggling to hit the back of the net.

It means that a goalscoring striker, even in the level below, would be hard for Neil Redfearn to ignore. 

It seems a slim chance, but Ajose will be determined to seize it because if he doesn't he may become one of the most memorable Leeds deals of all-time, for all the wrong reasons. 

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