"We’ve got to attack from start to finish" Barry Bannan offers defiant rallying cry after Sheffield Wednesday rout Cardiff City

Sheffield Wednesday key man Barry Bannan threw out a passionate rallying cry after his display inspired a dominant 5-0 win over playoff-chasing Cardiff City.

Monday, 5th April 2021, 8:39 pm

The Scot put on a man of the match display and was key to a number of moves going forward in what was their best performance in many months.

The Owls went into the clash bottom of the league after Wycombe’s 3-0 win at Rotherham United and were the division’s lowest-scoring side.

Speaking after the match, Bannan told Sky Sports the club are looking to attack their final seven matches.

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Jordan Rhodes of Sheffield Wednesday celebrates with team mate Barry Bannan after scoring their side's fourth goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Cardiff City at Hillsborough Stadium(Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

“We’ve got to have a go,” he said. “We’re in the bottom three and we were last before kick-off, so we’ve got to give everything we’ve got, we can’t just go out there and hope.

“We’ve got to go out there and give everything and attack, draws aren’t enough. We’ve got to attack from start to finish, we did that and we got five goals.

“We’re concentrating on ourselves. Since the manager came in we’re really enjoying playing under him and playing football out from the back. I think you could see that today even on a tough pitch. We stuck with it and got our just rewards.

“We think we can put a run together that will get us out of it. Probably everybody looking from the outside are doubting and saying we can’t, but that’s our motivation.”

Sheffield Wednesday skipper Barry Bannan.

The win leaves Wednesday six points back on the safety places having lost only one of their last four matches. Many have commented on an uptick in performances under new manager Darren Moore, who had to watch on from home having returned a positive coronavirus test last week.

Man of the match Bannan said: “It’s a team performance. I’m just happy to get the three points.

“We’ve been meaning to make a statement, we’ve got eight cup finals – seven after today – it’s been about creating chances and we’ve done that in adundence today.

“You can see with the boys up front that we’ve got, if you can give them the chances, they’ll score goals.

“I’m pleased with how I played. I feel I could have done a bit better but that’s me being my biggest critic, but I enjoyed the team performance more than anything.”