Kilmarnock have joined the long list of Scottish clubs after Aberdeen striker Stevie May. The Daily Record have reported that the Dons have given the forward permission to speak to Angelo Alessio’s side.
Recently, the Scottish Sun reported that Dundee United, Dundee, St Johnstone and St Mirren were all after May.
Given Killie’s success in the past 18 months, you’d like to think this is the club that could tempt May the most. But would he be the soloution to Alessio’s striker problems?
If Kilmarnock keep Brophy yes, if not, then May is a no go
The May that was a feared striker for St Johnstone and Hamilton is gone. That aggression that was in his game is no longer there, along with the 20 goal a season scoring ability.
He’s now better served as a centre forward. May’s best attributes right now are pressing the backline and winning the physical battles.
In a two striker formation is where May is best placed. Alongside Sam Cosgrove last season he played his best stuff in a red shirt. He done all the leg work for targetman Cosgrove, who would deliver off what he was brought by the Killie-linked striker.
It led to May contributing two goals and the same amount of assists in five league games. He finished the season with two goals and four assists.
He can’t play as a lone striker and neither can Kilmarnock striker Eamonn Brophy. Eight of the 12 goals he scored last season were buried during the loan spell current Rangers forward Greg Stewart had at Killie. Brophy has looked a bit lost playing up there himself since.
If Alessio is insistent on one up top, forget about May. He won’t score the goals required at Rugby Park.
The Daily Mail recently reported that Cardiff City are after Brophy. If he goes, May shouldn’t come to Rugby Park. The only way a transfer will work is if Kilmarnock keep a hold of Brophy and play two up front, otherwise, May will be ineffective.