Darren Moore has revealed that he doesn’t know how long Sheffield Wednesday captain Barry Bannan will be out for after he picked up an injury late on in the win over Portsmouth.
The Owls knew they needed a result against Pompey to guarantee a play-off spot, but they got off to an awful start as George Hirst put the visitors a goal up.
However, Moore’s men bounced back and produced a fantastic display, winning 4-1, with Bannan starring once again for Wednesday.
So, seeing the Scotsman go off with a knock late on would’ve been a major worry for all connected to the club ahead of the play-off semi-final with Sunderland later this week.
And, speaking to Yorkshire Live after the game, Moore wasn’t in a position to offer an update on the player, as he confirmed it will be a case of waiting and seeing what the situation is.
“We like to give it 24 to 48 hours to settle down. We will then have more of a clear picture. Things can settle down in a couple of days.”
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This is a major concern for Wednesday because everyone knows how good Bannan is and how influential he has been to the team this season.
If he does miss the games against Sunderland then the Owls’ chances of progressing will be reduced, there’s no getting away from that.
But, there is still a lot of quality at Moore’s disposal, so the manager will still believe promotion is a possibility, although it certainly becomes harder if Bannan isn’t involved. So, there’s a big few days ahead as they wait for an update.
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