A couple of man-of-the-match awards and a recent goal of the month honour is significant evidence to suggest the little Scot is back to his best, if not better. You could argue that the 5 foot 6’’ midfielder is currently playing the most influential and dominant football of his career.
Statistics also suggest that Bannan is is at the top of his game and currently the best midfielder is the Championship. The 28-year-old has attempted the most passes (426) and completed more passes (392) than any other player in the league, not to mention his key passes (17).
The supremacy of Bannan in the centre of the park has allowed others to flourish around him, particularly those who have been recently promoted from the youth team setup. His impact and control of the game is a joy to watch, in particular; his continuous ability to find space and accomplish exquisite pin point passes are very easy on the eye.
‘I just don’t think you understand.’ The ‘Bannan’ chant sang by the Wednesday faithful never had a as much meaningful significance as it does at present.
Tying down Bannan for a further three years at the end of August has already proven to be the smartest move by Sheffield Wednesday this year.
Long may his form and execution continue.