Aston Villa have lost to West Bromwich Albion at Villa Park on Saturday.
Hal Robson-Kanu put the Baggies in the lead in the 41st minute, and Jay Rodriguez doubled the advantage for the visiting team on the stroke of half time.
Former Villa prospect Bannister was following the match, and he has criticised manager Dean Smith on Twitter.
Smith has run out of ideas and is being found out tactically. Honeymoon period from when he first come in has firmly gone. Back down to earth with a bump. Another year or championship football on the horizon, be careful what you wish for is the morale of this story #avfc— Charlie Bannister (@96_Charlie) February 16, 2019
Look at where we were when he first started. Getting results. Now we’re not. He’s tactically not good enough. Win % poor at Brentford and Walsall.— Charlie Bannister (@96_Charlie) February 16, 2019
Over the course of the 90 minutes at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, hosts Villa had 63% of the possession, took 11 shots of which two were on target, and earned nine corners, according to BBC Sport.
The loss to West Brom means that Villa are now 10th in the Championship table with 44 points from 33 matches, seven points behind sixth-placed Middlesbrough.