One of the main players of Crewe Alexandra, Max Clayton, has suffered a major injury setback and he will not be able to feature for his side for the next few months.

While playing for Crewe in the FA Cup game against Wycombe Wanderers, Clayton had injured his ankle and he had been stretchered off the pitch. But, at that point of time, it didn’t seem to be a fracture. It seemed to be just a minor ligament injury, but, the tests later on disclosed that it was actually a breakage and because of that, the 19 years old striker will have to remain out of action for some time.

Although an official statement hasn’t been released yet by Crewe Alexandra regarding the recovery period of Clayton, but, it is believed that the English striker will not be able to play for the remaining part of the ongoing season.

Clayton’s performance in the ongoing season hasn’t been par. He has featured for Crewe in a total of 18 matches this season and has managed to find the back of the net only a couple of times.

Despite his below par form, Clayton was a vital player for Crewe and it will be tough for any other player to fill the void created by him.

Crewe Alexandra’s next match is against Port Vale. That game will be played at Gresty Road on Saturday and there are a couple of guys who are in contention to replace Clayton in the starting XI of Crewe for that game.

Meanwhile, the good news for Crewe Alexandra is that Matt Tootle who had been on the sidelines since a while because of his leg injury has got fit and he is likely to feature for them in the upcoming game against Port Vale.