Sheffield Wednesday: Stevie May confident the goals will soon flow

Stevie May
Stevie May

When it comes to finding the net, Stevie May is quite open about the fact he has failed to find his best form this season.

The striker arrived in S6 in August with a glowing reputation of a natural goalscorer, bolstered by a 27 goal haul for St Johnstone last term and two in two for the Saints at the start of this season.

But acclimatising to life in the Championship has proved difficult for the 22-year-old, something which he freely admits.

“Looking back over the season, if my finishing had been as good as I know it can be and has been in the past, I could’ve scored a lot more goals,” May said. “There have been a lot of chances which I have missed that I probably should have scored.

“Sometimes you hit form and they go in.

“There’s no doubt I could be well into double figures.”

Head coach Stuart Gray has gone on record to say he thinks Wednesdayites will begin to see the best of May next season.

Though his scoring record has not been strong this term, few would criticise the Scottish forward for his workrate.

And May believes coupling hard work with confidence will see the goals begin to flow.

He said: “Half the battle is working hard.

“If you give everything, the goals will come eventually and I still think that they will.

“I try and get in the right positions.

“Sometimes things go for you and you’ve got that confidence.

“Confidence is a big thing for a striker. You try and let the chances you miss not affect you and I always do.

Sitting on seven goals, May is confident he can reach double figures in the final seven games of the campaign.

And from what has proved to be a transitional season in his career, he believes that would not be too poor a return.

He said: “I could still go on a run before the end of the season and that could take me into double figures.

“As a striker, you want to get on the score-sheet as many times as possible. That’s my goal from now until the end of the season.

“When it comes to the end of the season and you look back, if I’ve got into double figures, then I don’t think it’d be the worst season.”