Preston striker Stevie May discusses immediate Sheffield Wednesday return

Preston North End

Preston striker Stevie May faces former club Sheffield Wednesday this weekend.

Preston North End striker Stevie May has told the club's official website that he is excited to be playing former club Sheffield Wednesday this weekend.

May, 22, joined Wednesday from St. Johnstone last summer, having racked up 27 goals in the 2013-14 season for the Scottish Premiership club.

The forward's record at Wednesday wasn't quite so impressive, scoring just seven goals in 39 Championship appearances for the Owls - though he was often shoved out wide by former boss Stuart Gray.

With new owner Dejphon Chansiri and new manager Carlos Carvalhal arriving, May's position was immediately under threat - and having signed players like Lucas Joao, Fernando Forestieri, Modou Sougou and Marco Matias, May was edging ever closer to the Hillsborough exit door.

Then, after hours of speculation, May completed a permanent exit from Wednesday on deadline day a month ago, joining newly-promoted Championship rivals Preston North End.

This weekend, the Lilywhites travel to the Steel City to take on Wednesday, meaning May will be given an almost immediate return to his former club - and he has told the Preston official website that he is excited by the prospect of going back to Hillsborough.

"I didn’t have to wait too long for this game to come around," said May. "It is exciting going back. It will be a tough game and a good test, because they have picked up quite a bit recently. They have a lot of good players in the squad, but if we can play as well as we have done at times, and be resolute, it will be an interesting game and one where we will aim to pick up points from."

"With the new chairman there were a lot of changes made in the summer, with a lot of new faces brought in and not as many going out as you might expect. It is really big squad, but one with a lot of quality in it and they will cause problems. They are a good side, but we need to focus on us, how we play and how we go about getting the result," he added.

May has yet to find the back of the net for Preston, and with Joe Garner suspended, there may not be a better time for the Scot to open his account than in front of the Wednesday fans this weekend.

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