Captain takes the crown
Sheffield Wednesday have today announced via their official channels that Barry Bannan has won the Owls Player of the Year award for 2020/21.
It is no shock to see the Scottish midfielder take the accolade, voted for by fans of the club. Bannan has started every one of Wednesday’s league matches in what has been a very difficult season for the club and he is set to lead the team in Saturday’s crunch relegation clash at Derby County.
There had been an online campaign with a view to voting fro Jack Marriott to win the award. Marriott, on loan from Derby, has barely featured this season due to a series of injury issues and was to be seen as a protest vote by understandably disgruntled supports who have seen their team come out second best too many times during the campaign.
While the campaign may have raised more awareness at the level of discontent within the fan base, few will argue against Bannan being a deserving winner. In his six years at Hillsborough to date he has rarely been injured and has never given lacked commitment. His ability speaks for itself and having signed a new two-year contract in February he is one of the few players that most of the supporters will be glad to see stay at the club beyond this season.