Date: 14th April 2020 at 6:10pm
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Many Sheffield Wednesday fans have been full of praise for Bannan on social media lately, with one Owls fan declaring that the former Scotland international is the Owls’ “best player by a mile”. 

As per YorkshireLive, some Wednesday supporters have been critical of Bannan recently following some comments that the Owls midfielder made in a recent interview with the Daily Record in which he stated that “it would be perfect” for him to play in a team like Brentford. 

Bannan, who is valued at £2.16 million (as per Transfermarkt), made this comment when explaining that he thinks his career “could have been better”, citing Brentford as a team who play in a way that he believes would suit his strengths as a footballer. However, as explained by YorkshireLive, some Owls fans took exception to these complimentary comments about one of the club’ Championship rivals. 

However, many Wednesday fans have also taken to social media to defend Bannan recently. Read the positive posts from some Wednesday fans who have been full of praise for the Scottish midfielder lately in the tweets below.

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Were you unhappy with Barry Bannan's recent comments about Brentford?

YES, BANNAN SHOULDN'T SPEAK LIKE THAT ABOUT ANOTHER CLUB

YES, BANNAN SHOULDN'T SPEAK LIKE THAT ABOUT ANOTHER CLUB

NO, HE'S RIGHT, THEIR STYLE OF FOOTBALL SUITS HIM BETTER

NO, HE'S RIGHT, THEIR STYLE OF FOOTBALL SUITS HIM BETTER

 

What do we think?

Considering that he name-dropped Wednesday’s Championship rivals Brentford as a team that would be perfect for him, it may be understandable why some Wednesday fans weren’t particularly pleased by Bannan’s recent comments. 

However, it may be fair to say that the midfielder has been one of Wednesday’s most important players this season, with the 30-year-old accumulating a higher number of Championship minutes than any other Owls player and earning the third-highest average overall rating of any Wednesday player this term, as per WhoScored.com. 

With that in mind, it may be understandable why some Wednesday fans have been rushing to Bannan’s defence lately.