Crewe: Stoke's Jamie Ness and Leeds' Nicky Ajose extend loans

Jamie Ness
Former Rangers midfielder Jamie Ness made 14 appearances during a loan spell at Leyton Orient last season

Crewe Alexandra have extended the loan deals of Stoke City midfielder Jamie Ness and Leeds United striker Nicky Ajose until the end of the season.

Scot Ness, 23, has made 15 appearances for the club since August, when he initially signed until 5 January.

Ajose, also 23, has scored three goals in five league starts since starting a 40-day emergency loan deal in November.

Crewe currently lie 22nd in League One, three points above bottom-of-the-table Yeovil Town.

Former Manchester United trainee Ajose joined Leeds from Peterborough in August and has made four appearances for the Championship club in all competitions.

Ness scored his first goal for Crewe in last month's 1-0 win over Bristol City.