Stevie May has struggled to settle at Hillsbrough since his summer transfer from St. Johnstone, but Lee Bullen has told the Sheffield Telegraph that he is starting to get back to his best.
“I thought he came on against Rotherham and looked the brightest he has in a while,” Bullen said. “He looked sharp and could have had a hat-trick in the short spell he was on the pitch.”
Since arriving at the Owls in the summer transfer window, the twice-capped Scottish international has made 37 appearances, scoring seven goals to leading the goal charts for Stuart Gray’s men.
The Owls are one of the lowest scoring teams in the division, and May’s tally is respectable, if not brilliant, for a player signed explicitly to provide goals.
After a bright start, where he netted three goals in his first seven games, the forward has been out of form for an extended period of time, and he has scored just two goals since November.
His form can be excused, as in his debut season it could be suggested that May is still coming to terms with the Championship, and Gray will be hoping that he soon reaches the performance levels shown in the Scottish Premiership last season, when he grabbed an impressive 20 goals in 38 games.
After the arrival of Will Keane on loan at the club, the 22-year-old has been relegated to bench, and he could benefit from the extended rest. He has played a lot of football over the last two campaigns, and if Bullen believes he is impressing in short substitute appearances, May must not be too far away from making a starting XI impact in the near future.