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Fighting for position

27 April 2017


A combination of key players returning to action, competition for places and a strong belief in the squad has played a big part in Wednesday’s fantastic run, according to Barry Bannan.

The midfield ace says the squad have been significantly boosted with the likes of Gary Hooper and Kieran Lee coming back into the fold.

On top of that, the Owls have hit superb form at a crucial time in the season and have opened up a five-point lead over seventh spot with two games to play.

Ahead of the trip to Ipswich on Saturday, Bannan said:

“Getting players back fit and having players fighting for position has helped with the results we’ve got.

“Gary Hooper and Kieran Lee were two big parts of us getting to Wembley last season and to lose them was a big blow.

“To lose them at the same time gave a double effect so getting them back with their experience has been a big bonus.

“The players who have come in have done an unbelievable job, they’ve been brilliant and kept us where we wanted to be.



“Add in the boys coming back into the team from injury and it’s made for an unbelievable run.”

The Scot has also been delighted for his international team mate Steven Fletcher, who has hit four goals in his last four games.

“Fletch has been brilliant the last couple of weeks, as have a lot of the players in the changing room,” he continued.

“He’s added goals the last couple of weeks which he’ll be happy about. He’s scored crucial goals at crucial times and it’s great to have him scoring.”


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