Stats show Sheffield Wednesday midfielder shone in disappointing draw vs. Burton

After thumping fellow play-off hopefuls Norwich City 5-1 at Hillsborough on Saturday, Sheffield Wednesday may have expected to have taken all three points on the same pitch against a lowly Burton Albion on Tuesday night.

But while the win against the Canaries proved to be the straightforward, the clash against Nigel Clough’s Brewers was anything but.

Despite taking the lead through yet another long-range strike from Ross Wallace, Burton equalised just eight minutes later through a volley from Jackson Irvine.

With more than 65 minutes of the match remaining, the hosts would have been confident of finding a winner, but it wasn’t to be and they maintained the five-point advantage they had over seventh-placed Fulham.

A disappointing draw it may have been, but one player that certainly did his all to deliver the three points for Wednesday was midfielder Barry Bannan.

The Scot showed how influential he can be to this Owls side – especially in an attacking sense – at Hillsborough on Tuesday night.

Bannan had 116 touches altogether, making 98 passes with a 89% success rate. But his major contribution came in front of goal, where he had four shots, as well as making three key passes for his teammates.

If Sheffield Wednesday are to stay in the play-offs and achieve promotion to the Premier League at the end of the season, they will certainly need more performances like this one from Bannan.