Gray wants Owls signing to become an international regular

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray has backed Stevie May to earn a number of Scotland caps.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray says that he hopes that Stevie May can earn a sizeable number of international caps for Scotland.

The Owls summer recruit was called up to the Scotland squad for their most recent European qualifiers, but failed to make an appearance in either game.

It was a disappointment for the striker, who has been very impressive since his move to Hillsborough, but his club manager believes it is only a matter of time before he does get to represent his country.

“It will come for him. I know with the quality he’s got that he will break into the Scotland side," he said to the club's official site. 

“The call-up he’s had will give him the confidence and once he plays, it’ll give him even more.

“It’s probably the pinnacle of your career to represent your country.

“But when it comes for Stevie, we don’t want it to be one cap, we want it to be several.

“That’ll show he’s in good form for Sheffield Wednesday and that he’s scoring goals.

“It’ll show that Gordon Strachan has the same faith in him that I do.”

May already has three goals to his name in the Championship and he has wasted no time adapting to English football since moving south from St. Johnstone.

He has immediately been made the focal point of the Owls' attack and the club will be hoping that the is able to build on his initial positive showings.

Gray's side have lacked a goalscorer for some time, but the hope is that May can fill this void for club and country in the future.

During his time away with Scotland, Everton's Steven Naismith publicly praised his showings in training, but May will now be focused on winning plaudits back in Yorkshire.

His first chance to do this after the international break will come this weekend, when Wednesday take on Watford. 

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