Sheffield Wednesday captain Barry Bannan opened up on the rebuild taking place at the club after he was named the March Player of the Month in League One. They were favorites to win the title after being relegated from the Championship last season but were guilty of drawing too many matches at the start of the season. The club has forged a comeback since the turn of the year and finds itself in the top six.
“We were a new team at the start of the season trying to get partnerships in and around the pitch and still learning each other’s games,” Sheffield Wednesday captain Barry Bannan. “As the season has gone on we’ve started to create little connections here and there. We’ve been unlucky with injuries, but nearly everyone is back now, and getting people off the treatment table has played a massive part in our picking up of results.”
“The difference here is we’re seen as one of the biggest teams in the league, if not the biggest, and everyone wants to come and beat Sheffield Wednesday,” he added. “It’s been tough in that respect, but we’ve had to overcome it, and as the season has worn on we’ve started getting better at that, and we’ve gotten more used to it. I guess it’s similar to when I was playing in the Premier League and we went to the likes of Old Trafford or the Emirates. You tend to raise your game a bit because you’re playing the best in the league and you want to show what you can do.”
“It’s the same as when teams come here to Hillsborough. The atmosphere is amazing and it’s such a big stadium. Some teams can buckle, but others raise their game because they want to show what they can do in a big arena,” he continued.