Loaned out Leeds United striker Nicky Ajose scores fourth goal in six games

Crewe Gresty Road

The summer signing from Peterborough has been in excellent form for Crewe Alexandra.

Leeds United let two of their strikers go this week.

Noel Hunt left permanently, cancelling his contract by mutual consent to force through a deal to Ipswich Town. Nicky Ajose stayed at Crewe Alexandra.

Ajose was signed by Leeds United in the summer but was not used by the club after Dave Hockaday's sacking, spending most of his time watching from the sidelines.

So he was allowed to join Crewe on loan at the end of November, on a deal until that ended on the 5th of January.

He has certainly been a hit at Gresty Road, scoring three goals in his five games for the club, including an excellent brace against Oldham Athletic.

With that in mind it was perhaps an option that Leeds would welcome him back this month. However, he was allowed to remain at the club for the rest of the season and Crewe fans will be pleased about that.

Because today he took his tally for Crewe to four goals in six games.

Leeds drew with Bolton Wanderers today, Rodolph Austin scoring from the penalty spot so the strikers were goal-shy again for Leeds. In fact, the last time a Leeds striker scored from open play was when Mirco Antenucci scored in the 4-1 defeat v Ipswich Town on the 6th December, eight games ago.

Meanwhile Ajose is tucking them in at League One level. Perhaps they should have taken him back.

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