Wednesday will take on Villa away from home at Villa Park in the Championship in less than an hour’s time.
It will be a special match for Bannan, who was on the books of Villa from 2004 until 2013.
The Scotland international struggled to make an impact during his time at Villa Park, but he has established himself as an important player for Wednesday.
The 27-year-old midfielder was a key figure in the Owls’ top-six finish in each of the past two seasons in the Championship.
Ahead of this afternoon’s match against Villa, Bannan has taken to Twitter to state that he will enjoy the trip to Villa Park.
Always enjoy going back to villa park looking forward to tomorrow #swfc— Barry Bannan (@bazzabannan25) November 3, 2017
Meanwhile, West Ham United-owned Villa winger Robert Snodgrass has outlined the importance of this afternoon’s Championship match against Wednesday at Villa Park.
“I think every game is, right at this moment anyway,” Snodgrass told The Express & Star when asked if the game was something of a six-pointer.