Belief key for Sheffield Wednesday in spectacular return to Championship

30 May 2023 16:00
Barry Bannan was never in doubt over promotion and believes side can hold own with likes of Leicester and Leeds next seasonFor Barry Bannan it ultimately came down to iron-clad belief. Yes, Sheffield Wednesday did not play well in the League One playoff final on Monday, and yes Barnsley arguably deserved to win given the fight they showed after being reduced to 10 men, but Wednesday’s captain was never in doubt – his side simply had to triumph. More than that, they knew they would.The collective sense of destiny sprung from that semi-final victory against Peterborough, a 4-0 deficit overturned on a raucous, rollercoaster, incredible night at Hillsborough. There was no stopping Wednesday after that as far as Bannan was concerned and that meant, one way or another, overcoming Barnsley on what proved to be a hot day at Wembley in more ways than one. As he put it after Josh Windass got the job done with the latest of late winners: “The main thing for us was turning the [Peterborough] game around. We won it then. Promotion.” Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian