May happy with Saints

Stevie May has told Sky Sports that he had no intention of leaving St Johnstone this summer.

Last Updated: 13/09/13 at 15:32 Post Comment

Stevie May: Happy at St Johnstone

Stevie May: Happy at St Johnstone

The 20-year-old striker has come through the ranks at McDiarmid Park, but this season he is looking to become a regular for the first time and he has begun the Scottish Premiership campaign in fine form.

He has spent the last two seasons impressing on loan, scoring double figures with Alloa and then last term with Hamilton.

Indeed, May's form for Hamilton attracted interest from England. Last month, Peterborough United failed with a bid to land him, but the Scotland Under-21 international insists he would not have left his hometown club yet.

"I have been at St Johnstone since I was 11, so why move away at this point when I am playing and scoring goals?" May told Sky Sports News.

"It [the question of leaving] never came round that I had to make that decision, but that [staying] is the one I would have made."

May insists that being loaned out by St Johnstone was a huge positive for him and helped him build up his confidence.

"I looked on it as an opportunity, as opposed to having to go to the lower leagues," he said.

"The age I was at and the age I am now, the most important thing is playing first-team football and I don't think that can be underestimated.

"It doesn't matter what level you're at. In terms of being confident and scoring goals, it all comes as a part of playing football."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Ian Baraclough was delighted Motherwell's game plan worked at Ibrox

Ian Baraclough says Motherwell's game plan worked perfectly as they won 3-1 at Rangers in the Premiership play-off final

Stuart McCall disappointed by slack Rangers in Motherwell defeat

Stuart McCall says Rangers gave their poorest performance under him as they lost their play-off tie against Motherwell

Chris Coleman hopeful Wales will not lost points from Israel win

Wales manager Chris Coleman fears his side would be badly affected if they lose points from their European Qualifier against Israel.

Mail Box

What Is It That FIFA Actually Do?

That's the question raised timidly by someone sat at the back of the room, whilst others remind that UEFA aren't perfect either. Plus a few more gone on to better XIs...

Time To Step Up, Mr Platini...

UEFA should step up and extend the Euros to replace FIFA's tarnished World Cup, say a couple of mailboxers. Also: all hail Carlo, King of the Kop, and plenty more Budget XIs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company