Scottish Cup: St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright hoping to tie down Stevie May
St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright is hopeful of tying down semi-final hero Stevie May to a longer deal.
Last Updated: 14/04/14 12:03pm
The 21-year-old, who was linked with a move away from the club in January, scored twice in the second half as the Saints came from behind to beat Aberdeen 2-1 at Ibrox.
May is considered one of Scotland's most exciting youngsters and, after his semi-final heroics, the St Johnstone boss said he is keen to extend the forward's contract which expires in 2015.
"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.
"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."
St Johnstone face Dundee United in the final at Celtic Park on May 17 and Wright heaped pressure on Jackie McNamara's side, whom they also face in a crucial league game this weekend.
He said: "Dundee United are favourites, no doubt, and Jackie knows that. They have a young squad with a lot of talent that everyone is talking about, and we love being underdogs so we're hanging on to that tag.
"There is five weeks to go but we have got to refocus on the massive game against them this weekend. We still have hopes of catching them in the league and we want to finish fourth."