Date: 18th December 2014 at 7:43pm
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A tribute to injured Bolton Wanderers striker, Max Clayton

I have had to re-write this article twice due to terrible, terrible, terrible wifi from a certain provider….

Anyway, as we all have probably heard, my favourite player- Max Clayton has ruptured a anterior cruciate ligament. This, as things do, comes during a good spell of form for the youngster, with the former Crewe Alexandra man starting five consecutive games for Bolton Wanderers. This is his second bad injury in two years and he also missed the first quarter of this season due to contractual problems.

Here are a few tweets:

He’s certainly a terrific player. Here are some short clips showing his quality:

I’m sure you’ll all join me in wishing young Max a super-speedy recovery. It’ll certainly be tough to fill his boots and Emile Heskey may well end up being the man to do it alongside Eidur Gudjohnsen.

Another possible option could be Hatem Ben Arfa, who has been deemed as no longer wanted by Hull City who are loaning him from Newcastle United- kinda like the Keith Andrews situation.


One Reply to “A Tribute To Max Clayton”

  • I hope Clayton is not going to suffer like Mark Davies. That would be a real shame. The lad has had two major injuries in successive years. The way he went down was very similar to Davies against Peterborough a couple of years ago, when he did his cruciate. We all wish him well with his rehabilitation and trust he will be fit for next season. He will certainly get some good advice sitting next to Mavies in the treatment room and later in the gym! Our big problem now is how to fill his boots. We have to hope that Gudjohnsen and Heskey can deliver the goods, until the cavalry arrives in January. Fingers crossed, of course! After last Saturday’s performance, it appears a bit too soon to expect Wilkinson to manage on his own up front.

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