Take Your Time, Max

JOHN Sheridan has told Max Blanchard to take as much time off as he needs as the French defender mourns after the death of his older brother.

Max, 26, was told the sad news at the end of last week and has been on compassionate leave since.

“Our thoughts are with Maxy, and we have left it with him,” said John. “It’s a sad thing to happen to anybody – we worry about football matches and getting a result, then things like that happen.

“Obviously football is the last thing on his mind. I’m sure that, when he’s ready, he’ll come back.

“I’ve told him not to worry about anything else, ‘just do what you have to do’.”