Sheffield Wednesday youngster returns from loan spell with player of the month award

Sheffield Wednesday youth prospect Ciaran Brennan believes he has benefited greatly from a loan spell at Gainsborough Trinity that saw him pick up a player of the month award.

Wednesday, 30th October 2019, 5:32 pm
Updated Wednesday, 30th October 2019, 5:32 pm
Sheffield Wednesday youth prospect Ciaran Brennan

The 18-year-old got his first taste of senior football during the short-term loan, which saw him named as the best player at the Northern Premier League club for September.

Defender Brennan, a two-cap Republic of Ireland under-18 international, said the spell was hugely beneficial to him.

He told swfc.co.uk: “It’s been great to play men’s football, the lads at Gainsborough welcomed me straight away.

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“You have to win games because people’s jobs are on the line and people have bills to pay, so it’s a lot more competitive, which I enjoyed.

“The physicality is different, you’re coming up against a 6’5” striker who’s 35-years-old and he wants to kick some young lads about!

“You have to get used to it and play with your head a bit more because you’re not going to win physical battles against players like that.”

Brennan will re-join the Owls under-23 squad and comes clutching player of the month award, which was voted for by supporters on social media.

“I was buzzing to get Player of the Month! I think I’ve been doing well.

“I really liked that all the lads at Gainsborough pulled me aside and said I’m doing really well, and they hope I can play at a higher level, they said I deserved it.”