Sheffield Wednesday and Scottish international midfielder Barry Bannan is a hot favourite in the fanbase, and we again saw the best of the diminutive star in last weekend’s clash with Blackburn Rovers.
Hosting them at Hillsborough for the game, manager Steve Bruce kept his unbeaten run going as we keep outside hopes of sneaking a Play-Off spot alive in a 4-2 victory. Goals on the day came from Steven Fletcher, Atdhe Nuhiu, Dominic Iorfa and Marco Matias, and although Bannan wasn’t on the scoresheet, he played a key part in the game helping himself to two assists on the afternoon.
Speaking to club media following the match, Bruce said briefly about his performance.
???? SB: Barry is a very, very good player and he makes it look easy and that’s the sign of a special player #swfcLIVE
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) March 16, 2019
Fans were certainly on board with that in social media Tweets following the match.
One of best players I’ve seen play in swfc shirt
— Daniel Kitson (@VflDanKitson) March 17, 2019
“he’s better than zidane”
— Sean Gemmell (@seangemmell18) March 17, 2019
— Kayleigh Wild (@kayleighwild__) March 17, 2019
Well done bazza keep up the good work your the best midfielder in the league
— Connor Sayles (@SaylesConnor) March 18, 2019
Bazzas knowledge passion and skills are none replacable at Wednesday. In my view hes up there with the best !! WAWAW
— graham cheetham (@gonzo34127) March 17, 2019
Would love to know some of the game stats from his movement, speed, distance etc Never known a player like him. He sets the standard expected by the team every single time. We need someone like him in the squad though to take the pressure off him as we always look to him. #legend
— Sneak Unique (@sneakunique) March 17, 2019
Bannan has withdrawn from the Scotland squad after developing a knock following the game, but it’s not believed to be too serious and with some rest over the enforced international break, he should be good to go when real football returns in a few weeks.