Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore has shared some praise for Owls midfielder Barry Bannan and his latest display for the South Yorkshire club in their recent 3-0 League One win over Morecambe.
The 33-year-old opened the scoring for the home side in the first minute of the match, with two goals from Josh Windass securing the three points for Wednesday.
This victory keeps the Owls in second place in the League One table, two points behind leaders Plymouth Argyle.
Speaking after the match, Moore had this to say about Bannan and his efforts in the game.
He said: “Baz shone through. His finish for the opener was a cultured finish. He’s then the one player who can spot that pass through for Marvin [Johnson] to get it inch-perfect and he then gets the assist.”
In addition to scoring Wednesday’s opening goal of the game and his fifth of the campaign, Bannan also managed to successfully complete all three dribbles he attempted before being replaced by Tyreeq Bakinson in the 75th minute.
The Scotsman’s overall display ultimately earned him a match rating of 7.5/10 from Sofascore, making him the third-highest-rated Wednesday player on the day.
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Yorkshire Live also picked up on the midfielder’s impressive performance by giving him a match taring of 8/10 and saying this about his display.
They said: “Skipper scored the opener, albeit it looked to have took a slight deflection. He started the move that led to the second too, picking out Johnson down the flank. Enjoyed plenty of freedom with which to assert his creativity.”
Taking all of this into account, it’s clear that the veteran had a successful night with his team and was very much deserving of this praise from his manager.
Moving forward, if Bannan and the rest of Wednesday’s players can continue their unbeaten run of form, they could well find themselves back in the Championship next season.