How Leeds loanee Nicky Ajose created history

Crewe Gresty Road

On loan Leeds winger helped Crewe Alexandra to an important victory over Port Vale.

Crewe Alexandra recorded their first league double over Port Vale in 85 years at the weekend, and had Nicky Ajose to thank.

The 23-year-old netted the winner in a 1-0 win at Vale Park, building on their 2-1 win at Gresty Road in early September.

Ajose can't stop scoring since his loan move from Leeds United, and now has five goals in eight League One starts.

It could have been more on Saturday too, as Ajose missed a penalty with the game at 0-0, before later recovering to bag a winner.

Crewe had never done the league double over Port Vale, and his hand in doing that will have been well appreciated by the fans at the club.

Ajose was signed by Leeds by Dave Hockaday in the summer, but did not play a single game after he was fired four games into the season.

While his credentials to contribute at Championship level are unproven, Ajose is doing everything he can to show Leeds may have been rash in letting him go so easily, especially given their lack of wingers in the current side.

He was initially sent on a month's loan to Crewe, which was extended in early January until the end of the season, as reported by The BBC at the time.

Crewe have now climbed out of the League One relegation zone, having recorded four wins in their last six games.

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