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

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."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

onfirmed. Nick Miller is a douche bag. Lazy, incoherent rant is what this article should be titled. And for the editor to have the temerity to pass this as acceptable writing is shocking. Ah well, anything for clicks right? You got mine. Well done. Your mother must be proud.

poolshortsdown
Gerrard Constantly Searching For That Final Hurrah

T

his Martinez guy is mental. He'll get us relegated. I said that when they appointed him. Sack him now, Bill!

nilsatisnisi
'No need to replace Eto'o'

I

f we sign Gignac, we might as well immediately send him onward to Crystal Palace.

dr soccer
Who Are The Best Summer Freebies?

Footer 365

Premier League: Costa loses appeal against FA charge and gets three-match ban

Diego Costa has lost his appeal against an FA violent conduct charge and will start a three-match ban against Man City.

Sinclair joins Aston Villa on a season-long loan from Manchester City

Scott Sinclair has joined Aston Villa on a season-long loan from Manchester City, with a view to a permanent move.

Premier League: Arsene Wenger convinced new signing Gabriel will be a hit at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger says new signing Gabriel ticks all the boxes when it comes to coping with the demands of English football.

Mail Box

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

It's A Massive, Big, Brilliant Mailbox

And we left lots of Suarez/Costa mails unopened. What we do have is a video of some rotten Suarez tackles and views on the future of football, Spurs, Liverpool and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company