Date: 13th February 2020 at 2:00pm
Written by: Brian Morgan

Barry Bannan was of many players criticised by supporters after Sheffield Wednesday lost 1-0 to Luton Town in midweek. The 30-year-old saw a lot of the ball but frequently relinquished possession, was guilty of shirking out of challenges and failed to break up Luton’s play in the middle of the park.

Straight from the kickoff, Luton ran through the middle of the park, evading Bannan, Josh Windass and Kieran Lee to win a penalty. Fans weren’t happy with the Scottish international and took to social media to vent their fury.

Against the Hatters, Bannan made 52 touches, won one aerial duel, created two chances, completed 79.1% of his 43 passes, made three tackles, found a teammate with six of his 13 long balls and made one interception.

The 30-year-old has been a regular under Garry Monk this season, making 31 appearances in all competitions while scoring and creating eight goals, but his form has spiralled.

Wednesday are now without a win in five, having picked up just two points from a possible 15, and desperately need a win over Reading on Saturday.

Where will Sheffield Wednesday finish in the Championship?

1st - 6th

1st - 6th

7th - 14th

7th - 14th

15th - 21th

15th - 21th

22th - 24th

22th - 24th

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article