Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Barry Bannan has dropped a major hint about his future at Hillsborough.
In recent comments cited by the Sheffield Star, the Owls midfielder gave a definitive answer on whether or not he will be playing his football in S6 next season, with reports claiming that the 31-year-old could well be set to depart the club following their relegation to League One.
However, if the Scotland international’s latest remarks are anything to go by, neither fans of the club nor Darren Moore have anything to worry about, with Bannan claiming: “I’m sure I’ll be here.
“I’ve got a job to do in getting the team back to the Championship, and I’m looking forward to doing that.
“I’ve been the leader of the team, I’ve been here for so long, and getting relegated is never nice – especially in my first season as captain.
“I took it personally and it wasn’t a good feeling. I feel that I owe it to the club and fans to get them back to the Championship.”
Despite Sheffield Wednesday’s disappointing Championship campaign last time out, Bannan nevertheless proved that still has a great deal to offer with the club, turning in a number of impressive performances for the Owls.
Indeed, over his 46 Championship appearances for Darren Moore’s side last season, the £1.62m-rated man scored two goals, registered five assists and created a whopping 11 big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 0.9 shots and making 1.8 key passes per game.
The 31-year-old also made an average of 1.2 interceptions, 1.3 tackles, 0.5 clearances and won 3.7 duels per league fixture.
As such, with the club undoubtedly hoping for an immediate return to the Championship next season, retaining the services of Bannan would very much appear to provide their chances of doing so with a huge boost.
And, with it seeming as if the £27k-per-week midfielder will indeed be remaining at the club beyond the end of the summer transfer window, the Hillsborough faithful are sure to be buzzing.