What Barry Bannan said about becoming Sheffield Wednesday captain
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It transpired afterwards that Garry Monk has made an official chaneg in his captaincy, with the focus on what he wants from Bannan rather than anything against the previous skipper.
Monk said his reasoning behind the switch was to get more out of the Scot, pointing out: “We all know how good a player Barry is but for him to go to that next step and push him to another level that captains armband is a way of challenging that.”
The manager added that Lees was happy with the decision and Bannan would go on to describe his new-found responsibility as ‘a massive honour’ as the Owls go into a hgely important Championship campaign in which, as things stand, they begin 12 points behind everyone else.
"It's a massive honour,” said Bannan after Wednesday’s 0-0 draw with Brendan Rodgers’ men. “I've been here for five years, this is my sixth season now, I've got a good connection with the club so obviously I am delighted I've been given the chance to captain them and hopefully lead them to success over the next few seasons.”