UK time is: 17:04:13
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Davis protects young talent

<div style='background-color: #FF0000;'><a href='http://www.rsspump.com/?web_widget/rss_ticker/news_widget' title='News Widget'>News Widget</a></div>

Steve Davis will make sure that teenage prospect Max Clayton doesn't suffer too much adverse physical treatment in games.

"Introducing him later on when defenders were getting tired meant his movement and his quick feet could catch them out" - Steve Davis
The eighteen-year-old was moved to the substitutes bench for the midweek triumph at Scunthorpe United after suffering heavy bruising to his ribs during the opening day loss to Notts County.

He was later sent into the action and involved in the winning goal for Luke Murphy as the visitors eventually came through 2-1 at Glanford Park.

While Clayton is tipped as the latest emerging talent at Gresty Road, Davis won't allow his longer-term development to be affected by being on the end of too much rough attention at such an early stage.

"Max is just a kid and we've got to protect him. There will be some times when he takes a bit of a battering, like he did against Notts County," he told This is Staffordshire. "He was prepared to play with heavily bruised ribs at Scunthorpe, but I thought taking him out of the firing line was the right thing to do.

"Introducing him later on when defenders were getting tired meant his movement and his quick feet could catch them out, and that's how it proved."

LATEST ON THE VITAL CREWE FORUMS ...

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Vital Crewe Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 23 2012

Time: 11:25AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Crewe make second signing (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Railwaymen held again (Saturday July 19 2014)

Alex held to draw (Saturday July 19 2014)

Skipper to return (Thursday July 17 2014)

Davis in no hurry (Thursday July 17 2014)

Striker on trial (Wednesday July 16 2014)

More trialists to follow (Wednesday July 16 2014)

Finishing delights Davis (Wednesday July 16 2014)

Davis pleased with opening (Saturday July 12 2014)

Crewe begin with victory (Saturday July 12 2014)

Archived Crewe Alexandra Articles

List All Vital Crewe Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Colchester 0 0 0 0 0 0
6. Coventry 0 0 0 0 0 0
7. Crawley 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Crewe 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Doncaster 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Fleetwood 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Gillingham 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Barnsley on Brink of another Signing
Barnsley : 23/07/2014 16:24:00
Reds Sign Winnall
Barnsley : 23/07/2014 16:05:00
Reds Sign Turnbull
Barnsley : 23/07/2014 16:01:00
Iron flog star striker to Tykes
Scunthorpe : 23/07/2014 15:45:00
Reds Sign Bailey
Barnsley : 23/07/2014 15:37:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 60%
No 40%