Date: 24th August 2018 at 7:00am
Written by:

It’s no surprise to learn that Scottish midfielder Barry Bannan was the stand out performer for Sheffield Wednesday as we hosted Millwall at Hillsborough on Wednesday evening.

With a poor start to the season and plenty of off-pitch issues for fans to contend with owing to spending in previous years and Financial Fair Play, our Championship season of 2018/19 sparked into life with a 2-1 victory – inspired by the little man.

The 28-year-old got us underway in the 16th minute of the game with a thunderous left-footed volley and Tom Lees added a second one minute after the restart and whilst there were plenty of positives, Bannan didn’t just stand out because of the goal.

Five key passes, almost 80% pass accuracy and he boasted 106 touches in the game – nobody else got above 70. But nobody will be surprised with Bannan’s influence on our play. Defensively he also chipped in with three clearances to round out his overall performance.

More of the same from the whole group will certainly be welcomed in the coming months though as Owls fans want something to cheer about.

Source – Whoscored.