Sheffield Wednesday: Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has his say on Owls '˜threat' and Barry Bannan's return to Villa Park

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has acknowledged that Sheffield Wednesday will be a '˜threat' when the two sides play in the Championship tomorrow.

Friday, 21st September 2018, 11:14 am
Updated Friday, 21st September 2018, 11:22 am
Steve Bruce

Speaking ahead of the league clash Bruce acknowledged Jos Luhukay's side will be a challenging prospect for his side, who are currently 7th in the table.

He said: 'Sheffield Wednesday have been there or thereabouts. They got to the Play-Off Final a couple of years ago.

Steve Bruce

'They are a big club in their own right with big support. It just shows how the Championship is. It is difficult.

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"They have got three, four, five really, really good players. We know we will have our work cut out. Every team has a threat and Wednesday will be a threat that's for sure.'

The trip to Villa Park will be a familiar one for Wednesday's star man Barry Bannan, who spent five years at the club from 2008 to 2013.

The Scottish star has been in a rich vein of form lately as he bagged August's Championship goal of the month and netted a late equaliser for the Owls against Stoke earlier this month.

"He's a player all the supporters will know well here. He has done particularly well over the last three, four years,' Bruce added.