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Calculated Risk?

14 April 2014

Boss says it is important not to hail returning Clayton as 'saviour'

Steve Davis says he will won’t take any chances with Max Clayton if he isn’t 100% right. Clayton has only just returned to full time training again after almost six months out with a fractured ankle and although he is making considerable progress he wasn’t named in the squad that lost 2-0 to Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weekend.

The England youth international has suffered no reaction to his injury after making that step back into competitive training, but Davis is still going to act with caution so he doesn’t suffer a secondary muscle injury.

. rdCrewe may well need another striker for the last four games of the season after Chuks Aneke was sent-off on Saturday for an alleged elbow on Richard Stearman. Aneke will now serve a three-match suspension and will only be available for our final game of the campaign against Preston North End on May 3

Steve Davis told the club’s official web-site: “Max is back training with us now and he is kicking the ball around and sprinting but he has missed a lot of months of football. It is important that we take our time with him because when a player has been out for as long as he has you can pick up a secondary injury like a muscle pull.

“There is going to be a fitness issue with him and it would be a calculated risk if we were going to start him in a game. It is an option but it would be unfair to hail him as some sort of saviour and expect too much from him too soon, because he is short of match fitness and sharpness.”


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