Date: 30th June 2020 at 4:15pm
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Sheffield Wednesday enjoyed a 2-1 win over Bristol City on Sunday to climb two players up the Championship table and Barry Bannan was one of many players to take the plaudits for his performance. Only one Wednesday player made more tackles and only one player made more interceptions than the 30-year-old. Nobody had as many touches or made as many passes, however.

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Against City, Bannan played for 90 minutes, had 81 touches, completed 71.7% of his 60 passes, created one chance, had one shot, whipped in six crosses, attempted 17 long balls with 41% finding a teammate, made three tackles, had one dribble, made two interceptions and won two free-kicks.

The 30-year-old joined Wednesday on a free transfer from Crystal Palace in 2015 and has gone on to make 202 appearances in all competitions, scoring 11 goals and making 32 assists. Bannan has made 39 appearances across the board this season, scoring two goals with seven assists.

The £2.16m-rated midfielder previously had an uncertain future at Hillsborough after admitted a desire to play in the Premier League and citing Brentford as a better fit for his playing style, but Bannan has let his football do the talking in recent weeks and fans are impressed.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article