Leeds United loan watch: Hunt & Ajose shine on debuts, Wootton impresses

Leeds Players Warm Up

We report on the three players Leeds loaned out to other clubs this week...

Noel Hunt

Leeds United striker Noel Hunt had a point to prove after being frozen out at Elland Road and did so in dramatic fashion on his Ipswich Town debut.

Not only did the Irishman score for the Tractor Boys after coming off the bench - but his goal was a 95th-minute winner, one that sent Mick McCarthy's side second in the Championship table.

Before Ipswich's clash with Charlton Athletic, Mick McCarthy stoked the fire, criticising Leeds owner Massimo Cellino for damaging Hunt's career.

Whatever the Ipswich boss did, though, it clearly worked...

Nicky Ajose

Meanwhile, another Leeds forward, Nicky Ajose, also shone on his debut for League One side Crewe Alexandra.

The 23-year-old failed to score but registered an assist after setting up Uche Ikpeazu during Crewe's 1-1 draw with Doncaster Rovers.

And, according to Crewe boss Steve Davis, Ajose and Ikpeazu have already formed an 'instant partnership.'

"There was an instant partnership there between Uche and Nicky in training and there is real promise there," he told reporters.

"They haven't had a lot of football this season so we've got two weeks to work with them now and get them fitter. I think there is real hope for us as you could see that they both caused Doncaster a lot of problems."

Scott Wootton

Elsewhere, defender Scott Wootton impressed after playing a full game for Rotherham United in the Championship.

Wootton's Rotherham debut was perhaps less spectacular but the Leeds man caught the eye of a few fans nevertheless as United drew 1-1 with Blackpool.

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