"It's like when we signed Barry Bannan": Sheffield Wednesday fans react to Josh McEachran link

Former Brentford midfielder and free agent Josh McEachran joined up with Sheffield Wednesday on their pre-season training camp in Portugal over the weekend.

By Alex Miller
Monday, 08 July, 2019, 13:42
Liam Palmer jostles with Josh McEachran.

The 26-year-old, who was lauded as a future England superstar when he burst onto the scene as a teenager at Chelsea, may take the field in a Wednesday shirt during tomorrow’s training match with Shrewsbury Town.

A youth international of 38 caps across five age groups, McEachran found himself caught up in Chelsea’s controversial loan network by the age of 19 before finding a home at Brentford, where he played 90 times in four seasons.

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Reaction to McEachran’s possible signing drew a mixed response (below) from Owls supporters on social media, with some drawing comparisons between his situation and that of fan’s favourite Barry Bannan when he signed in 2015.