Youngster making progress after return to training this week
Steve Davis has been pleased with the progress being made by his young forward Max Clayton on his comeback from injury, but says it may be too early for him to face Wolverhampton Wanderers in any capacity tomorrow. Clayton, 19, has recently returned from the ankle injury he sustained against Wycombe Wanderers in the FA Cup back in November and he has been able to participate in training sessions this week.
The Alex boss has been cautious with the England Youth International and says he should not be classed as the club’s saviour in the remaining five games.
Steve Davis told the club’s official web-site: “Max has joined in training this week and he was a bit uncomfortable after the first session but he has got over it. He is fine now.
“We will have to see how he does going forward but it is a boost for him and a boost for us. He just has to be ready but I can say that is not far away. It is too early to consider him for the Wolves game.
“What will be unfair on him is to hold him up as some sort of saviour. It was the same when Mathias came back. We can’t expect too much too soon and not rely on Max to come back and save the day. It doesn’t always work like that because he has been out a long time.
“We will monitor him and see what impact he can make for us in the remaining few games.”