Sheffield Wednesday: May likely to earn first cap against England

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Owls striker Stevie May is in line to win his first Scotland cap against the Auld Enemy tonight.

First choice forward Steven Fletcher suffered an ankle injury in Scotland’s Euro 2016 qualifying win over Republic of Ireland on Friday night, which has seen him ruled out of the clash with England.

While May - an unused substitute against Ireland - appears unlikely to be handed a first start for his country in the friendly, his hopes of earning a maiden senior cap off the bench will be high.

With Derby’s Chris Martin likely to replace Fletcher and Steven Naismith also set to start, May will be the only forward among the substitutes at Celtic Park.

Boss Gordon Strachan wants to give everyone in his squad the chance to play in the friendly with England.

“I’d love to give everybody the experience of playing in the game one way or another,” Strachan said. “I’ve got to balance that with the fact we have certain players that only play a certain way and we’d have to change formations to suit that.”

Owls keeper Joe Wildsmith was forced to withdraw from the England U20 squad with ankle ligament damage which will keep him out for up to eight weeks.