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.
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.
“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.”