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Max Clayton Ruled Out For The Season

With bad news expected, bad news came.

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The news Bolton fans have become petrified of in recent years, once again reared it's ugly head today, in Neil Lennon's pre-Millwall press conference.

The news being, of course, that yet another one of our players has suffered a serious injury and will face an extremely lengthy period on the sidelines.

The player in question being young forward, Max Clayton.

Clayton was carried off the pitch on a stretcher, thirty minutes in to Saturday's game against Ipswich, after he seemed to get his boot caught in the turf as he was on the turn and landed in a heap.

Myself, along with many other Wanderers supporters, predicted at the time that the damage would be to his ligaments, and we were all proven correct, after Clayton under went surgery on a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

He will now be out of action for six months and will miss the rest of the season.

Neil Lennon had this to say about his injured player:

"We're all disappointed for Max. He's a good kid and I'm sure he'll come back stronger."

This is Clayton's second serious injury in as many years, but he seemed undeterred by the set back and Tweeted:

I'm sure you'll all join us in wishing Max a full and fast recovery.