Sheffield Wednesday: Barry Bannan available to face Fleetwood Town
Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Barry Bannan is set to be available for the FA Cup game vs Fleetwood Town on Tuesday night, according to Darren Moore.
The Lowdown: Initial concerns
The Owls secured a 1-0 victory over Plymouth in League One last weekend which saw them move to the top of the table, but there was a negative to emerge from the game.
The Hillsborough captain was substituted after 86 minutes, which caused initial concern among supporters that he’d suffered a repeat of the recent hamstring injury which had kept him sidelined for almost a month.
However, the latest update is much brighter news…
The Latest: Bannan fitness update
Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s visit to the Highbury Stadium, Moore delivered a welcome update on Bannan’s fitness by confirming that he hasn’t sustained any kind of setback. As quoted by The Star, he said:
“That’s just cramp. I can say that, Barry’s was just cramp and he’s alright.”
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The Verdict: Boost for Moore
Bannan has been dubbed a ‘threat’ by journalist Josh Bunting and it’ll be a huge boost to Moore having him available for selection for tonight’s fourth-round replay.
The Scotsman has posted ten goal contributions in 23 third-tier appearances so far this season and is currently averaging an incredible 3.3 key passes per league game (WhoScored). To put that number into context, no other Owls player can boast more than 1.5 key passes per game.
The Owls skipper is at the heart of everything his side do going forward and he continually plays a significant role in their success, so it’s positive news that he’s not facing another spell on the sidelines in Yorkshire.