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The best move

7 October 2016

Club News

The best move

7 October 2016

Barry Bannan believes his move to Hillsborough has been the best so far of his career.

The midfielder is currently preparing for the first of two World Cup 2018 qualifiers with Scotland.

Gordon Strachan’s side are set to face Lithuania on Saturday before travelling across Europe to play Slovakia three days later on 11 October.

After performing week in, week out for Wednesday from the off, the 26-year-old soon found himself back in the international fold and he said:

“When I moved to Sheffield Wednesday I saw it as my last chance of making a name for myself and it’s been the best move I’ve ever made.

“As soon as I went through the door I played five or six games in three weeks and knew straight away it was the club for me.

“I got on well with the manager from day one, we connected immediately, and the fans and players were brilliant.”

Hoping to maintain his place in the engine room after playing the full 90 minutes in Scotland’s 5-1 win over Malta, he added:

“For me to start against Malta was a big confidence boost and I’d say that was one of my best performances.

“My debut was special, but the Malta game was more important as it was a qualifier.

“The manager has a choice of four or five players who can come in and play in that position. That’s why training is so important when you join up with Scotland.

“It’s been proven in the past that, if you can impress during training, he’ll give you a shot in the games.

“I’m fighting every day to try to push myself into the starting eleven.”

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