Could fit-again forward score another priceless winner this week?
Max Clayton’s superbly taken goal against Queens Park Rangers in the final of the Professional Development League II Final has given him some hope of playing some part against Preston tomorrow. Clayton was an unused substitute against Bristol City last weekend and is still waiting for some game time for the first-team after recovering from a fracture ankle.
Clayton’s winning goal in the Under-21 Final was his first goal since his recovery and the local lad has suffered no reaction from his injury since making his comeback for the Development group.
Steve Davis told the club’s official web-site: “It has been good for Max to get some game time with the Under-21s as part of his comeback.
“He is fine. He has suffered no reaction and he scored an excellent goal on Tuesday. He adjusted himself to turn and volley it in and it was a great finish. That goal and his performance will only help his confidence.
“He has worked really hard and recovered well from his injury. You don’t just don’t know who could be the hero on the day. Who will emerge as a potential match winner and it will be an intriguing and exciting afternoon.
The boss added: “We will have spells when we are on top and there will be spells when Preston will be on top and there will a lot to take on board with everything possibly going on elsewhere.”