Everton ace impressed by 'brilliant' Stevie May on Scotland duty

Everton's Steven Naismith has been impressed by Sheffield Wednesday's Stevie May whilst on international duty.

Everton's Steven Naismith may be used to training with players of Premier League quality, but that hasn't stopped him from praising Stevie May.

May was called up to the Scotland squad for the upcoming European qualifiers and Naismith has been impressed with what he has seen from the Wednesday front-man so far.

The 21-year-old is still looking for his first senior cap and, although Naismith feels that the game against Georgia may come too soon, he has backed him to be ready in the near future. 

“People are still debating whether or not Stevie is good enough but what he has shown this week has been brilliant," he said to the Telegraph. "He’s someone I have been really impressed with.

“It might come too quickly for him to get in this one but he will be competing for places soon enough.”

May has been in good form at Wednesday since signing from St. Johnstone this summer.

The striker is unproven outside of Scotland, but he has taken no time at all to adapt to English football and already looks like one of the biggest threats in the Championship.

Blessed with lightening pace and a clinical finish, May has three goals in his first seven games for the Owls and he will be hoping to build on that when he returns from the international break.

Stuart Gray's side have been one of the second tier's surprise packages and their place just outside the playoffs has shocked many.

They will not be satisfied by a mid-table spot, though, and, after elevating themselves into promotion contention, a playoff spot will be their aim.

May could be the difference in them making it or not, too. The side have lacked a goalscorer for some time now, but the jet-heeled striker looks like he may be able to fill this void and if he can reach 20 goals a high-placed finish looks on the card. 

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