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St Johnstone's MacLean eager for May to remain

St Johnstone forward Steven MacLean is hoping star striker Stevie May stays at the club this season.

21-year old May is a target for a number of lower division English clubs, including Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham, but MacLean wants the talented attacker to stay put at McDiarmid Park.

The Saints take on Slovakian side Spartak Trnava in the second leg of their Europa League qualifier on Thursday night and MacLean has his fingers crossed that it is not the last time May steps out for the Perth club.

"I'm hoping Thursday won't be Stevie's last game and that he will stay with us," MacLean said of May who netted 20 Scottish Premiership goals last term.

"Maybe it could be a factor in our favour if we get through this one and get one step closer to the group stages. Perhaps the lure of those big nights might persuade him to remain for a bit longer.

"The Europa League would be a great stage for him. Everyone wants to play at the highest level they can. If we did get to next round and, if we were lucky, then the group stages it would definitely cross his mind."

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