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May will be a hit, says MacLean

11 August 2014

  • Steve MacLean predicts bright future for Stevie May
  • Ex-Owls striker says May will thrive in S6
  • 2004/05 play-off winner reflects fondly on his Owls career

Former Owls striker Steve MacLean believes Stevie May has all the credentials to become a hit at Hillsborough.

MacLean, who was with the Owls between 2004-2007, has partnered May in attack for St Johnstone since 2012 and has seen the 21-year-old develop into a prolific goalscorer for the Saints.

In an interesting interview with the Daily Mail, MacLean said: “I told him the fans there will love him.

“They love a goalscorer and a player who gives their all — he’s ideal for them.

“He’s a good kid, he wants to learn and he’ll score goals in that league. If he progresses the way he has, he’ll become a top player.

MacLean, who scored 20 goals in the Owls’ promotion-winning season of 2004/05 continued:

“They get over 20,000 thousand on a bad day and over 30,000 on a decent day — the club’s just huge.

“It’s a Premier League club playing in the Championship. Playing there was the best time of my career. We took over 40,000 to Cardiff for a League One play-off final.

“The potential is massive, they need to get to the Premier League again and, once they do, it will take off.

“He’s a much better player than I ever was and I scored a few in the Championship in England, so he’ll do really well.

“Nobody will pretend we’re not going to miss him because he’s been such a massive player for us”

Read the full interview in the Daily Mail HERE.

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