Leeds United’s summer signing Nicky Ajose has joined Crewe Alexandra on an emergency loan deal until January 5.
Ajose, who arrived from Peterborough United on a three-year deal in August, started the season in the first team, but has found opportunities limited in recent weeks.
The 23-year-old forward has played just four games and has not been involved since David Hockaday’s departure as head coach three months ago.
He made his debut in the opening day defeat to Millwall and his last appearance for the club to date came as a second-half substitute in August’s home defeat to Brighton.
Ajose will be hoping to get regular football in League One with Crewe in a bid to get his fitness up for another crack at Leeds.
He could be joined in leaving Elland Road by more players with the closure of the loan window at 5pm tomorrow.
Out of favour Noel Hunt is expected to join Ipswich Town tomorrow, initially for a month, while Leeds could be open to offers for midfielders Luke Murphy and David Norris.