Reverend and the Makers lead singer Jon McClure has picked Sheffield Wednesday star Barry Bannan as his favourite player. The huge Owls supporter was recently quizzed on the current crop of Hillsborough stars.
McClure can regularly be found cheering Wednesday on at games. In the July edition of Four Four Two, he was asked who he felt was his favourite player from Darren Moore’s current squad.
It’s an exciting time for Wednesday. They head to Wembley this weekend for the League One play-off final and they’ll be hoping to make a return to the Championship after a two-year absence.
Wednesday reached the final after an amazing comeback against Peterborough. Trailing 4-0 from the first leg, the Owls won 5-1 at Hillsborough and then defeated Posh in a penalty shootout.
Bannan has been an inspirational leader of men during his time at Wednesday. McClure praised him during a recent interview and has told an amusing story about the midfielder.
He told Four Four Two: “Bannan definitely. He stayed with us in the third tier despite a few offers from higher up, including Premier League sides. I think you could have stuck him in Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona line-up between Xavi and Andres Iniesta and he’d have fitted in.
“He’s a great guy too. I’ve just started coaching my son’s under-8s team and asked if he’d send them a good luck message. What he sent back was amazing and all the boys – even the Sheffield United fans – were buzzing. I love him dearly.”
Reverend and the Makers lead loves Wednesday star Bannan
It’s hard not to love the Owls’ captain. He’s been at the club through thick and thin and hopefully, he will be hoisting the play-off final trophy aloft on Monday afternoon.
The 33-year-old looks set to probably finish his playing career at Hillsborough now. He’s made 356 appearances for the Owls and there will certainly be more to follow.
McClure known as ‘The Reverend’ will be down at Wembley on Monday. He’ll be hoping that Bannan can produce another magic moment and help Wednesday reclaim their place in the Championship.