Max Clayton says it is great for the Alex fans to be heading back down to Wembley Way
Max Clayton says he cannot believe that he is already looking forward to a second trip to Wembley Stadium as an 18 year-old! Clayton certainly played his part in the club’s glorious play-off success last season, scoring the all-important second goal against Southend United in the second leg of the semi-final and then adding some real zest and fresh legs when replacing Nick Powell at Wembley. Clayton nearly got his name on the score sheet that day, forcing a fine save from Cheltenham goalkeeper Scott Brown.
The England Youth International is hoping that his recent fine performances and superb finish at Bury on Good Friday; will see him start at Wembley this time around.
Clayton told the club’s official web-site: “Everyone is buzzing. It was an important win over Preston and everyone is in good spirits and we can't wait for the game.
“For someone like me to go twice at 18 is unbelievable but the main thing is we play well and win the game.
“I think the experience of big occasions is important, if we win it will be unbelievable again. If I get my chance from the manager then hopefully I can take it.
“Being in the team would be brilliant for me on a personal note and bringing the trophy back would be even better for everyone associated with the club.
The Crewe-born striker added: “Growing up being a fan, when you score or win a game, you know the feeling of elation that the fans are experiencing and there is no better feeling than winning a Cup Final.”