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Barry Bannan commits his future to the Owls

18 February 2021

Club News

Barry Bannan commits his future to the Owls

18 February 2021

Sheffield Wednesday captain Barry Bannan has extended his contract at Hillsborough.

The skipper has put pen to paper on a fresh two-year deal which will see the Scot stay with the club until summer 2023.

Bannan’s current deal was set to expire following the conclusion of the 2020/21 campaign but the popular midfield man has committed his future to Wednesday.

Having initially joined us on a one-year deal from Crystal Palace in August 2015, Bannan quickly established himself as a mainstay in the Owls squad and heartbeat of the team.


The Scotland international has now racked up 241 appearances in his time with Wednesday.
A leader by example both on and off the pitch, Bannan was announced as captain ahead of the 20/21 campaign - a move which Bannan said ‘was a massive honour’.

After taking the armband he told “This is my sixth season now, I have a good connection with the club, the fans and I’m delighted to be given this chance to captain the team.”

The 31-year-old has consistently reiterated his desire during the current campaign to remain at Hillsborough beyond 2020/21 and most recently said: “I’ve made it clear I want to stay at the club, I want to be here and hopefully we’ll have good news in a few weeks. We are nearly there.”


Bannan has made 32 appearances so far this season and has scored two goals – including one against Saturday’s opponents Birmingham in our 1-0 win at St Andrew’s.

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