St Johnstone chairman Steve Brown working on a Stevie May return deal

© SNSStevie May.
Stevie May.

St Johnstone chairman Steve Brown is working on a deal to bring Stevie May back to St Johnstone, manager Tommy Wright has confirmed.

But the Perth boss may need to be patient.

“I haven’t spoken to the chairman for any update over the last couple of days and I haven’t spoken to Derek (McInnes) because the club are dealing with it,” he said.

“Obviously I informed the chairman when we heard he was available and we’d like to bring Stevie back to St Johnstone.

“The chairman is dealing with it club to club and he will let me know as soon as anything happens.

“I certainly wouldn’t have any worries about bringing Stevie back. That sort of thing doesn’t bother me.

“When I heard he might be available I was straight on the phone to the chairman to make sure we did things the right way in contacting Aberdeen.”

Saints strikers are thin on the ground at the moment, with Chris Kane ruled out of tonight’s friendly against Morton.

After the trip to Greenock there is one last pre-season match away to Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Friday night.

“The only downside of our trip to Northern Ireland was the thigh knock Matty Kennedy picked up and a calf injury suffered by Chris Kane,” said Wright.

“That leaves us a bit light for the Morton and Inverness Caley Thistle games.

“Going with a smaller squad and a few youngsters out on loan, we’ve only really got 16 outfield players fit right now and we have a hectic few weeks coming up.

“We probably do need to get a defender in.

“We will give players longer runs against Morton with the Betfred Cup tie with Montrose in mind next week.

“It will be a step-up in the next two games and hopefully the good build-up will be maintained.”