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Preston boss gives update on the future of 24-year-old amid rumours of his exit

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Preston North End manager Simon Grayson is adamant that Stevie May will stay at the club despite rumours suggesting he could leave in the summer, the Lancashire Evening Post reports.

Stevie May is on the comeback trail after a serious knee ligament injury kept him sidelined for 17 months and threatened to end his career.

In mid February, May played his first game since February 2015 and has featured in 4 more since.

Last Saturday, the 24-year-old was handed his fourth game of the season and his first start for Preston.

He repaid the manager’s faith by scoring the equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Rotherham United and will be keen to kick on from here.

Simon Grayson has confirmed that the once-capped Scotland international striker does have a future at Preston despite reports linking him with a move elsewhere to resurrect his career.

Talking about the former St Johnstone and Sheffield Wednesday forward, Grayson said:

“People might talk about Stevie needing a fresh start elsewhere but that won’t be the case.

“Stevie will come back in pre-season like everyone else and be given the best possible opportunity to be in and around the squad next season.

“Next season was always going to be the important one for him.

“This season was a case of him playing catch-up in terms of doing a mini pre-season to get his sharpness.

“This time he will get a full pre-season with the rest of the lads, a good six weeks under his belt and plenty of games.”

Preston fans – what do you make of this? Are you pleased that May is staying? Let us know below…


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