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Bannan impact, dominant display and managing expectations

8 October 2022

Club News

Bannan impact, dominant display and managing expectations

8 October 2022

Darren Moore hailed the impact of Barry Bannan following the 3-0 win over Cheltenham at Hillsborough.

The skipper emerged with a goal and an assist to complement yet another dynamic performance in the engine room.

And Moore says the all-round persona of the Scot will never be underestimated:

“Baz has an impact throughout the football club. He is the first to welcome the new players, the first to encourage the young players, the first to organise the experienced players, and long may it continue.


“His goal today was magnificent. You could hear the crowd wanting him to shoot when he took possession so the pressure was on straight away.

“But the way he picked his spot was superb, the keeper had no chance.”

On the game itself, Moore reflected on a dominant display and revealed how he told his players to manage expectations.

He said: “I said to them that everyone will be expected you to win this game and win it well but we all know football is sometimes never like that.


“Cheltenham came here on the back of a good run, they switched formations to try and cause us problems but we showed a lot of patience today.

“So credit to the players. We came out of the traps really quickly, got the early goal, and we’ve had 19 or 20 shots on goal.

“The substitutes had an impact and I was pleased for Fiz to get his goal and my word, what an assist from Baz.

“I think on reflection 3-0 did not flatter us at all and now we put a line through this one and move on to Cambridge.”

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