Max Clayton ahead of schedule after ankle injury
Crewe Alexandra have been boosted with the news that young striker Max Clayton has begun running again on the treadmill and is ahead of schedule for a return to action. Clayton, 19, has worked tirelessly in the gym with head physio Rob Sharp and conditioning coach Andy Franks to give him the best chance possible of returning before the end of the season.
Clayton suffered a fractured ankle against Wycombe in the FA Cup replay at Gresty Road and it was thought that his season was over.
Manager Steve Davis remains confident that he could have the Crewe-born forward back for the decisive run-in. The England youth International is hoping to return to training within three weeks and could return for the last month or so of the season when points could be crucial at the bottom of the League One table.
Steve told the club’s official web-site: “Max is in good spirits and is fine. He is running again on the treadmill now and he is making good progress. He is ahead of schedule and could be back sooner than I anticipated.
“To be fair to Rob (Sharp) he always said that Max could be back in March and they have worked hard to make sure he has a chance.
“Max isn’t kicking balls again and he has been doing a lot of straight line work but he is on target to be back in training within three weeks or so.”