Clayton hails managerial duo

Crewe striker Max Clayton believes boss Steve Davis and assistant Neil Baker have helped his developement this season.

Last Updated: 09/04/13 at 16:18

Max Clayton: Crewe star

Max Clayton: Crewe star

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The England Under-19 international is tipped for a big future in the game having starred on his way through the ranks in Alex's famed youth system.

Clayton has been unable to nail down a regular starting spot this season but took his opportunity with both hands when named in the first XI for a third consecutive match on Sunday, scoring as part of a man-of-the-match display in Crewe's 2-0 Johnstone's Paint Trophy final triumph over Southend.

"I think it's all a learning experience for me," he said.

"I'm only 18 and Steve and Bakes know what they're doing, bringing me in and out and keeping me hungry to play.

"At Wembley they gave me the chance and I believe I took it."

Clayton was also eager to credit a team effort and paid tribute to superb performances from Chuks Aneke, Abdul Osman and captain and fellow goalscorer Luke Murphy.

He added: "I think everyone showed their potential, we all played as well as we could. It really worked with me and Chuks up there.

"He made me look good at times so credit to him and credit to the likes of Murph and Abdul who played well in midfield.

"I'm in the team to score goals. I felt like I played well but to get my goal at Wembley was an unbelievable feeling at such a young age."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Premier League: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho admits being a fan of West Ham ahead of Boxing Day showdown

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has backtracked on his '19th-century football' jibe at West Ham ahead of the Boxing Day showdown.

Premier League: QPR look for result against Arsenal, Rio Ferdinand in selection contention

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says Rio Ferdinand could be back in the team as the squad is rotated through the festive period.

Premier League: Nemanja Matic says Chelsea can win quadruple

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic insists the Blues can win the quadruple this season.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property