Barry Bannan praises Sheffield Wednesday teammate Joey Pelupessy

Lucas Joao of Sheffield Wednesday celebrates with Barry Bannan after scoring his sides second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Ipswich Town at...

Joey Pelupessy joined Sheffield Wednesday in the January transfer window.

Preston North End's Ben Pearson battles with  Sheffield Wednesday's Barry Bannan during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Preston North End at Hillsborough on...

Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Barry Bannan has spoken highly of his teammate Joey Pelupessy to Sky Sports.

Bannan has said that he is enjoying playing with fellow midfielder Pelupessy, who joined Wednesday from Heracles Almelo in the January transfer window.

The 28-year-old midfielder told Sky Sports: "Joey has been brilliant since he came over from Holland. Sometimes people take time to adapt to different leagues but Joey has come in and fitted in straightaway.

“I am enjoying my partnership with him. He is the complete opposite of me in terms of how we play so we are good for each other.

“It allows me to express myself further forward and he does the horrible bits that nobody likes to do.

“Joey is the perfect foil. I can't forget about defending but it allows me to focus on what I want to do which is score goals and make goals.”

Diogo Jose Teixeira da Silva of Wolverhampton Wanderers is challenged by Joey Pelupessy of Sheffield Wednesday during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and...

Quality midfielder

Pelupessy has been superb for Wednesday so far in his career and has established himself as a key figure for the Owls.

The Dutchman scored one goal and provided one assist in 17 Championship appearances for the Owls last season, according to WhoScored.

The 25-year-old midfielder has played in all six of Wednesday’s Championship matches so far this campaign.

Barry Bannan importance

Bannan is one of the best midfielders in the Championship, and the 28-year-old Scotland international has been playing well in recent weeks.

The former Aston Villa and Crystal Palace midfielder has scored one goal and provided one assist in six Championship matches for the Owls so far this season, according to WhoScored.

Wednesday are 11th in the Championship table at the moment with 10 points from six matches, just a point behind sixth-placed Brentford.

Barry Bannan of Sheffield Wednesday competes for the ball with Adetayo Edun of Ipswich Town during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Ipswich Town at...

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