Is Stevie May the missing link for Sheffield Wednesday?

Sheffield Wednesday

The prolific striker arrives at Hillsborough having scored 67 goals in just 118 career appearances to date.

21-year old May, currently a Scottish Under-21 international, completed a move to the Owls on Saturday, signing a four-year deal from St. Johnstone.

The hotshot striker netted 20 times in 38 Scottish Premiership games last season, drawing interest from Preston North End and QPR, although the Saints were intent on keeping hold of their striker - rejecting any bid that failed to meet their high valuation of the youngster.

Despite his impressive goalscoring exploits in Scotland, many were suggesting that May could not cut it in England, although he also has an impressive record in Europe, netting three in seven Europa League games, and Owls fans will be hoping that May can be the striker that they have required since their return to the Championship.

The 2012/13 season saw recently departed Michail Antonio top the scoring charts, with eight league goals, whilst Chris Maguire held that accolade for 2013/14 - netting nine times in the league. Whilst Wednesday have survived relegation fairly comfortably in their two seasons back in the second division, there is no hope of achieving much more than a mid-table finish without a consistent goalscoring striker - and May should be the one to fulfil that role.

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Whilst being a something of a diamond in the rough, May has an obvious eye for goal, and has quite a remarkable long-range strike. On the opening day of the season, Wednesday registered just five shots, with just one on target - the second lowest tally in the division. Whilst they defeated Brighton 1-0, courtesy of Giles Coke's magnificent first-time strike, head coach Stuart Gray will certainly be hoping that his team can register a minimum of 10 shots per game - still a low tally for the Championship.

If May can continue his rich vein of form into the new phase of his career, the Owls may finally have found a cure to their second division problems, and dominate games in a manner not seen since their return to the Championship. And, if they can do this, there is no reason why the Play-Offs - and even promotion - should be out of their reach.

Can Stevie May lead Sheffield Wednesday to Championship glory?

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