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We want to be ready to ‘have a right go’ next season, says Sheffield Wednesday star Barry Bannan

Owls Barry Bannan.........Pic Steve Ellis
Owls Barry Bannan.........Pic Steve Ellis
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Barry Bannan has challenged Wednesday to maintain their improved form and finish the 2017/18 season strongly.

Jos Luhukay’s men climbed up to 15th in the Championship rankings after a comprehensive 3-0 victory over struggling Reading last weekend.

Strikes by Fernando Forestieri (2) and George Boyd sealed a fifth win in their last seven fixtures - more than in their previous 26 matches.

The Owls face title winners Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux this Saturday followed by a final-day Hillsborough duel with Norwich City.

“We want to go into the off-season on a high,” Bannan told The Star. “We don’t want to be remembered for the losing the last two games. We want to be going into the summer happy with our finish and looking forward to coming back, ready to have a right go next season.”

Jack Hunt is expected to be sent for a scan after sustaining a knee injury against the Royals. The defender was withdrawn in the second half and replaced by Atdhe Nuhiu.

Meanwhile, Connor Kirby has expressed his pride at making his professional debut on Saturday.

He said: “It was the best moment of my life so far! It was a thrill to play in front of so many fans and I hope to get many more chances.

“The manager kept telling me to get warm so I had a feeling I might come on, so I was prepared for when it happened.”

“I was buzzing to get the chance. The fans are always behind the players, win, lose or draw, so it was great to come on so people can see who you are and it gave me confidence when I was on the ball.”