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Bannan pursues first team shirt

4 September 2015

Midfield ace on Owls ambition

The prospect of playing regular first team football was the big lure for Barry Bannan joining the Owls revolution.

The playmaker signed for Wednesday in the late stages of the summer transfer window from Premier League side Crystal Palace.

And Bannan told that donning a starting shirt is high on his Hillsborough agenda:

“I want to play football on a regular basis and this is where I want to do it. Wednesday is a massive club and I had no hesitation in joining.

“There was interest from other clubs but there is something about this one. The new owner is clearly ambitious and it was important for me to hear from the manager that he likes to play football the right way, which suits my game perfectly.

“I like to think I am a technical player but I like a battle as well.

“There is competition for places, which I relish, and it is up to me to perform and play as well as I can to try and get that shirt.”

Bannan also emphasised that he has no qualms in exchanging the top tier for the Championship as he feels the Owls are heading only in one direction.

He added: “Everybody wants to play in the Premier League. My game time at Palace was limited so this move is brilliant for me because Wednesday are a club on the up.

“There are not too many clubs in the Championship with the real potential to get to the highest level and stay there but Sheffield Wednesday certainly tick the boxes.”

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