Nicky Ajose praised; does he deserve another chance under Redfearn?

Crewe Gresty Road

Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis has heaped praise upon striker Nicky Ajose.

Nicky Ajose's loan spell with Crewe Alexandra continues to be a masterstroke for the League One side, with Ajose bagging for the Railwaymen yet again on Saturday.

Ajose's goal in the 3-2 win over Colchester United took his tally to six goals in just ten games for the Gresty Road side, and manager Steve Davis told the Crewe official website that he's been impressed with the former Manchester United youngster.

"That is why we bought Nicky here because we knew he was a goalscorer," said Davis. "Even though he sometimes doesn’t contribute in the games as much as he would like he has that ability to create and score a goal."

"He is always on the move and his movement is very good. He keeps getting into the positions and hopes the midfielders can find him or something drops for him. He always keeps himself going."

"His goals to game ratio has been good since he came here and everyone else is playing to play up there with him because he is scoring goals. His goals make him an automatic choice at the moment," he added.

Ajose, 23, was a £150,000 summer signing from Peterborough, but featured in just three league games before finding himself on the sidelines at Elland Road.

The move to Crewe gave him a chance to play first team football, but also show Leeds what he can do if given the chance to play on a regular basis.

He's certainly doing that with a superb goalscoring record, so could Ajose still make an impact for Leeds under Neil Redfearn?

Redfearn has already been willing to give Scott Wootton a chance in the first team despite loaning him out to Rotherham back in November, so it appears that he's open to giving players a second chance.

That players well into Ajose's hands, especially considering that Leeds failed to sign a winger during the January transfer window - a position which Ajose can play.

If Ajose can continue to prove that his recent purple patch is more than a flash in the pan, then he deserves another chance to impress in the summer when his loan deal ends - but for now, the goals are flowing and Ajose is enjoying his football once again, which can only be a good thing.

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