Sheffield Wednesday: Stevie May confident his barren run will end

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Stevie May admits his current barren spell is longer than he is used to but insists his confidence has not been hit by his lack of goals.

The Owls striker has not netted since the win over Reading ten weeks ago but believes both he and goal-shy Wednesday will end their respective droughts quickly.

“This spell without scoring is a little bit longer than I’m used to,” May said.

“But I’m not going to lose confidence.

“I’m going to keep working hard and it’ll come. It’ll come eventually and I might hit a little purple patch.

“I’d have liked to have scored more goals but I’ve had ones off the line and that one at Huddersfield where I hit the post and bar at the same time.

“I don’t feel any added pressure. When I’m on the pitch I’m thinking about getting shots off and trying to score goals.

“We’ve been unfortunate as a team. It’s fine margins.

“It doesn’t seem to be going in for anyone here. We’re not going to lose sleep over that. We can’t change what’s happened. We have to look forward.”

On his incredible effort at Hudderfield last week which saw a vicious shot on the angle cannon first off the crossbar and then back off the foot of the post, May admited he thought the strike was going in.

He said: “That was a bit of bad fortune.

“I thought it was a goal as soon as I hit it. My touch maybe put me a bit wider than I would’ve liked but I connected with the shot perfectly and I thought it was a goal.

“That’s the way it’s been going for us as a team but I don’t think it’s going to be long before that changes.

“We just need the rub of the green once or twice. We know if we do go ahead we’ve got the foundation defensively to keep clean sheets and that’s the key to any successful team.

“We felt it was a chance last week to get the three points.”

The Scotland international says the mood in the Wednesday camp is buoyant despite the lack of victories and goals in recent weeks.

“Training has been good this week,” May said.

“We’ve played at a good tempo and the atmosphere is still high at the club considering the barren spell in terms of wins.

“We’re confident going into Saturday and we feel like we can get three points.”

May insists today’s clash with Wigan at Hillsborough is not a must-win, despite the Owls’ 11 game winless run.

He said: “We can’t think if we lose it’s an absolute disaster. We have to think about winning the game and taking a good performance from it.

“It’s a massive game for us and we want to show everyone we’re still fighting to get more points on the table.

“I’m surprised by the position they are in. When you looked at the teams at the start of the season, not many people would have put them there. They’ve got a lot of good personnel.”