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Town switch came quickly for Ajose
NICKY Ajose was named on the bench for Swindon Town on Saturday just over 24 hours after he first heard about a potential move to the County Ground.
The Peterborough striker has joined the Robins on loan until January and came on as a second-half substitute in the 5-0 victory over Crewe at the weekend.
But when he woke up on Friday morning he had no idea he would be pulling on a red shirt.
“I found out at about half two (on Friday). I drove down three hours but I’m trying to stay down here now,” he told the Advertiser.
“It’s a good club, I know that because I’ve played against them a few times. Once I heard the interest I wanted to come here. It’s a really good club in this division and I think it’s a good opportunity for me.
“Sometimes some places don’t go to plan and I’ve gone out on loan to get football and try to continue my career – whether it’s at Peterborough or wherever it may be.
“I walked in the changing room and said my hellos. I know a few of the lads but the majority I needed to introduce myself to today.
“There is a lot of positivity in the dressing room and everyone just wants to continue the run. I want to enjoy my football and see where it takes me.
Such was the speed of Ajose’s switch to Wiltshire, he wasn’t even aware Town had drawn Chelsea in the third round of the Capital One Cup.
“I didn’t know until I signed and then the secretary there told me we’ve got Chelsea in the cup,” he said. “That’s half-decent.”
The former Manchester United trainee now has four months to impress the Town management, with the Robins holding an option to make the transfer permanent in the new year.
“I hope to play some games and help the team keep on the good run they’re on at the moment, and contribute to what is a really exciting project here,” Ajose said.
“I’ve always been hungry to play football so if the opportunity wasn’t there I’ve always made myself available to go and play. I’ve not sat around like you can do.”
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