Other clubs’ fans – including some of Aston Villa – are raving about Barry Bannan’s performance for Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday.

Bannan was named man of the match as Wednesday beat Bristol City 1-0 courtesy of an 85th-minute penalty scored by the former Aston Villa midfielder himself.

But it could be argued that he’d have taken the accolade regardless, after a game in which he had four other shots, created three chances and made 48 successful passes.

And with Wednesday’s the only game being broadcast live by Sky at the time, there were plenty outside of Hillsborough who got a glimpse of Bannan in action.

This is what they’re saying about the Scot on Twitter…

Bannan began his professional career at Aston Villa and is thought to still reside in the Birmingham area.

The 30-year-old left Villa Park for Crystal Palace in 2013 and moved to Wednesday two years later.

Bannan immediately established himself as one of the Owls’ star players and contributed heavily as the Yorkshire side reached the play-offs two seasons running at the start of his Hillsborough career.

Aston Villa gained promotion from the Championship in May, but slipped back into the Premier League’s bottom three after the defeat to Southampton at the weekend.

The Villans’ own Scottish midfield star, John McGinn, suffered an injury in that game and is facing around three months on the sidelines.

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