Boss says it is far too early to have had any contact over Clayton availability
Steve Davis says it is far too early to discuss the potential future of Max Clayton. The England Youth International is out of contract this summer and as yet has not agreed to extend his stay at his local club.
Clayton, who scored the winning goal in the Professional Development League II Final against Queens Park Rangers, had his season disrupted by a broken ankle sustained in our FA Cup replay against Wycombe Wanderers.
The likeable youngster worked hard to regain his fitness and has improved his strength and physique during his lay-off.
If Clayton elects to move this summer then the club would command a compensation fee in a tribunal if the two clubs couldn’t agree on a suitable fee for a 19-year-old who has already scored 16 goals in 43 senior starts.
Steve told the club’s official web-site: “We haven’t heard from Max or his representatives as yet. It is still too early for anything to really happen with that.
“No-one has spoken to me or the club about him or his situation. All we can do is wait and see what happens.
“Max has worked hard and made himself fit and available for the last few games of the season. He also scored a great goal for the Under-21s in the final which will be a huge boost for him going into the summer.
Steve added: “He has been in and done his fitness testing like all the rest of the squad and we’ll just have to see what develops over the summer.”