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Three goals in five games but Leeds most in-form forward Nicky Ajose is not the answer

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Leeds United should not bring Nicky Ajose back into their starting line-up when he returns from his loan move.

Leeds United's most in-form striker is not even currently at Elland Road. 

While Mirco Antenucci, Billy Sharp, Steve Morison and Adryan have all struggled for goals of late, Nicky Ajose has found hitting the back of the net easy on a loan spell with Crewe Alexandra.

The striker has scored three goals in his first five games for the League One side, helping Steve Davis' side to turn their season around.

It has been an impressive run of form from the Leeds summer signing, who has fallen out of favour since his summer move.

Ajose played in the Whites first four games of the campaign, but was not seen since as he seemed to slip further and further away from the starting line-up.

His goalscoring run while on a temporary move to Crewe has put him back into the spotlight, though, with a number of Leeds fans feeling he could have a part to play when he does return. 

However, despite his obvious purple patch, Leeds must not rest their hopes of Ajose to turn their season around. 

The 23-year-old has previously shown spells of good form in the lower-leagues, but he is not of the quality required to progress Leeds.

Neil Redfearn's men must come to terms with the fact that they are in a relegation fight, despite harbouring ambitions of promotion at the start of the season, and they need all their most capable players to show their optimum performance levels if they are to climb up the leagues.

Unfortunately for Ajose, he simply isn't as talented as any of Leeds' current striking options and Redfearn needs to focus on the players who he already has at his disposal, rather than hope that the former Peterborough United man's return can revive their season. 

Ajose's move may have been a successful one so far, but it is a question of a player finding his level rather than one which suggests he is ready to make the step-up. 

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