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St Johnstone boss Wright eager to retain May

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright is desperate to keep Stevie May at the club.

The 21-year old striker has netted 25 goals in all competitions this season and is sure to attract interest from clubs across the border this summer.

May scored a match-wining brace in the Saints' 2-1 Scottish Cup semi-final triumph over Aberdeen on the weekend which has prompted Wright to speak of his importance to the Perth club.

"He's been tremendous all season - without his goals we might have been in trouble in the league and he's come through in the cup games as well," Wright told Sky Sports News in the wake of the Scotland U21 international being linked with English clubs this past winter.

"There was never really any chance of Stevie going in January. It would have taken an incredible offer for him to go and it would have had to have been the right club, and neither happened.

"He spoke to his parents, his agent and the club and he felt the best place for him was here at least for the rest of this season - that's why he signed a contract extension in October.

"We're delighted he wanted to stay, and we are also trying to extend his contract again, but if we don't then we hope he can get the right club and we can get the right valuation."

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