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leeds united sign striker nicky ajose and cellino hits out at carbone… and ball boys

leeds united sign striker nicky ajose and cellino hits out at carbone… and ball boys


Leeds United have announced forward Nicky Ajose as their latest signing, joining on a three year deal from Peterborough.

The striker was noticed as AWOL from Peterborough’s squad photocall yesterday, but has turned up safe and sound holding a Leeds shirt at Elland Road today.

The 22 year old began his career at a certain club by Manchester Ship Canal, and joined Peterborough in 2011. He has played 24 times for Posh, scoring seven goals, while also appearing on loan for Scunthorpe, Chesterfield, Crawley, Bury and Swindon, where last season he scored six in sixteen games.

Overall he has played in 143 games, 123 of them in Leagues One and Two, scoring 40 goals, including this goal of the month for Peterborough in January.

Meanwhile Leeds’ president Massimo Cellino has given an interview to his usual journalist of choice Simon Austin, this time in The Telegraph. He reveals that Benito Carbone left his position at the academy this weekend after he “tried to take advantage” of his position by visiting his sick mother in Italy without permission; there is praise for an academy product though, with Cellino saying of 17 year old midfielder Lewis Cook: “I wasn’t expecting to have someone so special playing for Leeds.”

Of course there are complaints too; after the Dundee United game Massimo had to go round the stadium turning lights off himself, while during the game he was unhappy with the performance of the ball boys: “After 10 minutes of the match I said ‘where are the ball boys?’ The ball boys were forgetting to bring the ball back.” Which is an odd one, because as far as I could tell on Saturday, there weren’t any ball boys to be seen.