7 goals in last 8 games: Did Leeds United make a mistake releasing Nicky Ajose this summer?

Nicky Ajose is in form for Swindon Town... Did Leeds United make a mistake letting him go without a proper chance?

For one brief moment in pre-season, former Leeds boss Uwe Rosler suggested Nicky Ajose may get a chance at the club.

Speaking to the official Leeds website, he described the forward as 'terrific', commenting that he was the most in shape player at the club, and had been a standout in the first week on training.

That was early July, and by the end of the month he had fallen out of the frame entirely, left behind from the club's pre-season tour, and told to find a new club.

Ajose signed under Dave Hockaday, and he was the only manager at the club for who he played a first team game, with Neil Redfearn sending him on loan to League One side Crewe Alexandra last season.

Leeds eventually took the decision to terminate Ajose's contract in the summer after being unable to agree a sale before the transfer window closed, and the forward promptly signed with Swindon Town.

After a slow start in Wiltshere, Ajose is flying. He has scored seven goals in his last eight games for the League One side, including a brace at the weekend in a 4-0 victory over Chesterfield.

He has eight goals in 14 League One games, and another strike in the FA Cup too, with his form helping Swindon win three of their last four after a disastrous start to the season.

Three Leeds bosses since Hockaday decided that Ajose was not up to scratch, but he has scored goals in his two loan spells, and did not get a chance to show what he could do at Elland Road, playing in only four matches for the club.

Steve Evans could have had a different opinion to his predecessors, and right now Leeds could have done with another option in attack, currently sitting 17th in the Championship.

Not many were bemoaning Ajose's departure in the summer, not having seen enough of him at the club for it to be considered a loss, but as he scores for fun and Leeds struggle to grind out results on a consistent basis - Are the club sure they made the right decision?

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