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Bannan on Birmingham, battle for survival and leadership

19 February 2021

Owls skipper Barry Bannan has spoken at length of his delight at committing his future to Sheffield Wednesday.

The Scot signed a new two-year deal at the club earlier this week and believes the connection he has with Wednesday is something you get ‘only once in a lifetime.’

Bannan told the media on Friday morning during our pre-Birmingham City press conference:

“I'm enjoying being captain. You see people looking at you in tough times and looking for you to speak up, everybody is watching you and looking for leadership.

“I was always pretty loud and active in the changing room before. You grow into it. Every day I come into the club and I’m proud to be captain of this team.

“As soon as I came here, the love that I received from the club, the fans and team mates is something you probably only get once in a lifetime.

“That has struck me since the first year I was here. I see myself as being here for the rest of my career - it was a no-brainer to sign.”

Watch swfc.co.uk's exclusive interview with Bannan here:

The news of Bannan’s fresh contract this week has been a big boost and now three points this weekend against Birmingham is the focus.

“It's a massive game,” Bannan said. “If we can win, it gives us a bit of breathing space.

“There are a lot of points to play for and both teams need to win it.

“It's two massive clubs. It's a funny old season, there are a lot of big clubs down there are at the bottom.

“We are both fighting for our lives and hopefully we will come out on top. Hopefully we can build on our home form.”


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