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Clayton Back With Group

8 April 2014

Max boost after missing close to six months

Max Clayton has returned to training after almost six month out of action. The young forward suffered a fractured ankle in the club’s FA Cup replay against Wycombe Wanderers back in November thus ruling him for the majority of the season.

The local lad is hoping that he can feature again this season with boss Steve Davis hinting that the England youth International could well make a telling impact from the bench in the remaining five games or possibly stat if he can prove his sharpness.

This weekend’s home game with Wolverhampton Wanderers is sure to be too early to consider a return to the first-team squad but boss Steve Davis says that if he can recapture some of his sharpness in the coming weeks, he could well feature at some point over the Easter games or against Bristol City or Preston North End.

Steve told the “Max has returned to training with the group but he is bound to be a bit stiff today. We will be careful with him because we don’t want him to come back after all this time and suffer a muscle pull.

“We don’t want him to suffer a set-back and suffer any set-backs. It is still early but we will continue to assess him and see how he is and how he does. His test results are better than earlier in the season, so that is great and shows how hard he has worked.

The boss: “We know Max could have an impact if he can get that sharpness back but he has also got to get past some others as well such as Billy (Waters) and Vadaine Oliver who have done well when coming off the bench.”

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