Fernando Forestieri pays tribute to Barry Bannan after Sheffield Wednesday comeback

Fernando Forestieri gave Owls fans a rare opportunity to smile this season as made his long-awaited comeback from injury yesterday.

Tuesday, 27th March 2018, 3:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 27th March 2018, 3:30 pm
Owls match winner Fernando Forestieri celebrates with Barry Bannan - Steve Ellis

The Argentina international turned out for the club's Under 23s against Coventry City on Monday afternoon.

Owls fans were even more delighted when they saw Forestieri tuck away a first-half penalty in his first taste of competitive action since August.

Forestieri has been ruled out with a knee injury since August and has frustratingly been joined on the treatment table by many of his teammates.

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One of the many first-teamers to join Forestieri on the sidelines is midfielder Barry Bannan who made his comeback during the 2-1 Yorkshire derby win over Leeds United last week.

Forestieri has now declared himself fit to play in Friday's clash with Preston North End at Hillsborough and also had a special message for Bannan following the match.

The striker was unable to wear his beloved number 45 shirt for the Under 23s clash; instead replicating his Scottish international's squad number.

He tweeted: "So happy to play today but more happy to use this number I feel like the magic man @bazzabannan25."

And Bannan, not to be outdone by his teammate, replied back with a classy message of his own.

"He is back scoring goals well done mate glad to see you back #fessi #10," he tweeted.