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Any Departures Open Doors

18 June 2013

Boss not fazed if one of our players was to leave in pre-season

Steve Davis has told the club’s official web-site that if Max Clayton was to move on this summer then his departure would only provide an opportunity for someone else to stake their claim in his starting role.

The perfect scenario for Davis would be for talented youngster Clayton 18, to sign an extension to his current deal and have a major impact in League One next season, but with talks stalling with the England Youth International, the club may have to sell this summer or contest his worth at a tribunal next summer.

Davis is relaxed either way and has not ruled Clayton out of his plans for next season, despite admitting last week that it is ‘99% certain he won’t sign a new deal’.

Steve told the club’s official web-site: “Max is our player and we want him to stay here. We know the potential he has and we want him to show that he can do it on a consistent basis, starting at this level.

“If someone was to come in with the money we are after then we would have to consider it. At Crewe you cannot dwell on things and if one leaves, it just gives another one a chance.

“If Max was to move then Ryan (Colclough) would have more of an opportunity and we have some really promising young players coming up through the Academy as well.

“It was the same last summer when we lost Westy on deadline day, but Murphy took the captain’s armband and more than filled the void. He grew in stature and took on the extra responsibility.”

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