Sheffield Wednesday: We’re beginning to get the best of Stevie May says Lee Bullen

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He may have failed to get any game time for Scotland on Wednesday night but things are looking up for Stevie May.

That is the verdict of Owls coach Lee Bullen who felt the striker looked much closer to his best during his cameo off the bench in the remarkable win at Rotherham United last weekend.

Stevie May shakes hands with Wayne Rooney on his Scotland debut against England

Stevie May shakes hands with Wayne Rooney on his Scotland debut against England

“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.”

May has struggled for both form and goals during his first season at Hillsborough.

The arrival of Will Keane on loan at the club saw the 22-year-old largely relegated to a substitute role with Atdhe Nuhiu given the nod to start alongside the Manchester United forward.

Nevertheless, May has continued to be selected for international duty, being a part of each of Gordon Strachan’s squad since first being called up to the senior side last September.

May has so far won one cap after coming off the bench during a friendly with England in November.

He has another chance during the current international break as Scotland face minnows Gibraltar on Sunday in Euro 2016 qualifying.

Bullen said: “It would be great to see Stevie add to his one cap.

“I would love to see him get his opportunity for the national team.

“We want our players to go away and be successful.

“It’s a sign of a good club when you’ve got players going off on international duty.

“But the big thing is you want them to come back fit.”

The Owls are down to three recognised strikers in May, Nuhiu and Caolan Lavery after Keane suffered a knee injury.