Max Clayton: Bolton forward out for up to four months

Max Clayton
Max Clayton had made eight appearances for Bolton this season

Bolton Wanderers forward Max Clayton will miss up to four months after having surgery on a hamstring injury.

Clayton was carried off last Monday in their 1-1 draw with Brentford.

The 21-year-old joined the Trotters from Crewe last season for a compensation fee of £300,000, but spent six months on the sidelines after surgery on his right knee.

"It's a blow for Max and of course for the squad," manager Neil Lennon told the club website.external-link

"He's a great lad and we'll be with him every step of the way throughout his recovery period."

Clayton returned to playing from his knee injury in September and had started five matches for the Championship's bottom side.