"The same story": Sheffield Wednesday playmaker Barry Bannan gives honest assessment of 'frustrating' Birmingham draw

Sheffield Wednesday’s run of matches without a win stretched to five matches on Tuesday as another rudderless display in front of goal held them to a 1-1 draw with Birmingham City.

Thursday, 28th November 2019, 11:05 am
Updated Thursday, 28th November 2019, 11:06 am

The Owls fired 24 shots at the Blues’ goal across the 90 minutes and went into the final 20 minutes having registered only one shot on target.

The sense of déjà vu in Hillsborough was palpable, as Garry Monk’s men failed to convert periods of domination into goals.

And the frustration was not lost on talisman midfielder Barry Bannan, who expressed his anguish at what he felt was another two points dropped.

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The Scot said: “Yeah, it’s annoying obviously. We didn’t do enough to win the game really.

“We had a few chances but it was the same story as the last couple of games really when we should have won and we never.”

Despite that frustration, Bannan reported a determined mood at the club’s Middlewood Road training ground, maintaining the team’s performances in build-up play does serve as encouragement despite the fact their last win came over a month ago.

“It’s not too down,” he said. “It’s completely different to when you’re not playing well and you’re not creating chances, you don’t tend to be down.

Sheffield Wednesday vice-captain Barry Bannan has cut a frustrated figure in recent matches

“It’s about trying to stay positive because there’s a lot of games to go and it’s not as though the performances aren’t there, we’re doing alright at the minute.

“We’re creating a lot of chances and on another night we could’ve won it. It is frustrating but we just need to keep going.”