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Crewe boss speaks about Leeds loanee Nicky Ajose's recent form

Leeds United player Nicky Ajose's poor goal-scoring form has been discussed by the manager of his loan club.

Crewe Alexandra manager Steve Davis has been speaking to the Stoke Sentinel about the importance of Leeds United loanee Nicky Ajose.

The 23-year-old moved to the League One side back in November, and he quickly set about helping them up the table, scoring eight goals in his first 12 matches.

The Leeds player has since endured a poor run of form with his last league goal coming back in February, but Davis is fully aware of his importance to Crewe’s campaign.

“He will have helped us stay in the league with his goals,” Davis said.

“For whatever reason it’s declined, and I don’t know why, but it’s not for the want of trying and getting into those positions. It’s just not fallen or gone for him in the games and sometimes that happens as a striker.”

Crewe are currently 19th in League One, two points clear of the relegation zone with one match remaining.

After that, it will be up to Leeds manager Neil Redfearn to decide if he sees a future for Ajose at Elland Road.

His form may have tailed off in recent times, but there is little doubt his ability from wide positions and his goal-threat would have gone down a treat at Leeds this season.

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