Steve Davis remains hopeful that Max Clayton will choose to develop at Crewe
Steve Davis will re-open contact talks with Max Clayton’s representative and remains hopeful that the England Youth International will agree to extend his stay with the club. Clayton most recently starred for the England Under-19s in their quest to qualify for the European Championship, but they failed to get through the group despite remaining unbeaten against Georgia, Belgium and Scotland.
Steve told crewealex.net: “I will speak with Max’s agent this week and see how it goes. Max knows my opinion on the matter and that I think his future is here with us.
We offered him a contract extension at Christmas time and he rejected that so we will have to see if that has changed. I think he would benefit from having another year playing for us at this level.
“He was just beginning to adjust to this league and what it entails. He was playing well towards the end of the season and recently scored for England.
“Players develop at different times and perhaps he sees Nick (Powell) going on and doing what he has done but you have to be patient. He needs another year or so with us. In my opinion he is not ready.
“If Max plays well in our team and scores goals then any move would take care of itself.”