Revealed: What Neil Warnock said to Barry Bannan after Middlesbrough beat Sheffield Wednesday
Eagle-eyed Sheffield Wednesday fans will have seen Neil Warnock having a word with Barry Bannan after the game against Middlesbrough – but what was said?
The Owls skipper told the media today that he thought that his side were down after the 3-1 defeat at the Riverside Stadium, and was visibly crestfallen at the final whistle before finding out in the changing room that they were still in with a chance after results elsewhere.
Bannan signed a new two-year deal at Wednesday back in February, and has since confirmed that there is no relegation clause in his deal that would see him leave on the cheap should the worst happen at League One becomes a reality for next season.
Warnock has had plenty to say on Wednesday’s situation and Sheffield football in general as his former club, Sheffield United plan for a return to the Championship following a horror 2020/21 campaign.
So when he was seen chatting to Bannan after the game, plenty of people were intrigued about the topic of conversation, and the Wednesday captain says that it was all complimentary.
He told The Star, “He just congratulated me on my performance against Cardiff… He said he’d watched and that it was an unbelievable performance.
“He also apologised for how our time went at Crystal Palace together, because I never really got a chance. So that was quite nice of him to be honest.”
Bannan is expected to play a key role for the Owls in their next two games if they manage to pull off a momentous great escape, and fans will be delighted to hear that he’s fully committed to the cause.