Scunthorpe United move for Peterborough's Nicky Ajose

Nicky Ajose

Ajose was injured after 27 minutes of the opening game of the season

Scunthorpe United have signed Peterborough striker Nicky Ajose on a three-month loan deal.

The 19-year-old joined Posh in the summer from Manchester United  and made just one appearance before suffering a hamstring injury.

He played under Iron manager Alan Knill during a loan spell at Bury last term.

"I've got five strikers and Nicky will go out on loan and get some games," Posh boss Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire .

"With only having five [match day] substitutes, it's a problem, it's a situation where I could have two strikers in the stand.

"At the end of the day I've got to make decisions and I felt it was the right decision for him and the right decision for the club.

"Fans may look at it like we've spent a bit of money on him, but I've got five strikers, I can't play all five of them."

Posh, who have a 24-hour recall clause on Ajose, are likely to recall David Ball from a similar spell at Rochdale  when his initial 28 days at Spotland are up at the end of the month.