Alan Biggs at Large: Reliable Ford backs misfiring Stevie May to come good with the goals at to rev up Sheffield Wednesday

A rare shot on goal from Wednesday as Stevie May lets fly
A rare shot on goal from Wednesday as Stevie May lets fly
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There’s one thing worse than a forward who keeps missing chances – and that’s one who never gets any to miss.

Thus Stevie May is halfway to becoming a pretty decent striker at Championship level.

Of course, the hardest part is actually putting the ball in the net - as Sheffield Wednesday’s £800,000 Scot keeps demonstrating.

But he’s still doing enough to impress a far more illustrious player from the club’s more exalted past.

Sixties forward David Ford - a top flight regular who scored in the 1966 FA Cup final - still follows the Owls with a passion.

“I’m keeping faith with

stevie may’s record (starts)

st johnstone: 23 goals in 42

alloa (loan): 19 goals in 22

hamilton (loan): 25 goals in 33

sheffield weds: 5 goals in 18

Stevie,” Ford told me.

“Okay, he’s missing a few but he keeps getting in there to miss.

“He doesn’t half put in a shift and his head never drops. I like him. There’s more to come.”

Question is: can the Owls do what Nottingham Forest, Leeds and Blackburn now can’t in the January window (all three hit with transfer embargoes for breaking Financial Fair Play regulations) and add some potency to the team?