Sheffield Wednesday: Owls strike pairing Atdhe Nuhiu and Stevie May among the best in the Championship, says Caolan Lavery

Owls strike force Atdhe Nuhiu and Stevie May
Owls strike force Atdhe Nuhiu and Stevie May

Owls star Caolan Lavery believes strikers Atdhe Nuhiu and Stevie May are one of the best double acts in the Championship.

Nuhiu and May have scored over half of the Owls’ league goals as Stuart Gray’s men sit in ninth position after 11 matches. In all competitions, Nuhiu has hit the back of the net on five occasions.

Lavery, sidelined by a cruciate knee ligament injury he picked up in pre-season, is backing the duo to carry on terrorising Championship defences.

The Northern Ireland Under-21 international told The Star: “Attey and Stevie have played a big part in the team’s good start.

“They are working well with each other. They have an understanding. It is the big man, little man combination. The partnership is starting to grow and it’s good to have two hard-working players.

“On their day, they are easily up their with the best partnerships. I know there are a lot of good strikers in the league but at times they have been unplayable.

“As strikers, you can do everything right but you get judged on goals. Attey and Stevie have scored eight goals between them this season and that’s a pretty good record.”

May earned a call-up to the full Scotland squad, having registered three goals in 11 outings since moving to Hillsborough from St Johnstone in August.

“Stevie has done well,” said Lavery, who hopes to begin first-team training again in mid-December. “He has scored a few goals and works really hard and that helps the team a lot. Hard work goes a long way in this division.

“He has got good movement and likes to run in behind. He has been bright in games and is maybe different from what we have got.”