Bristol City's Lee Johnson praises Sheffield Wednesday's Barry Bannan

Lee Johnson, Manager of Bristol City applaudes the fans at the final whistle during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Fulham at Ashton Gate on February 21, 2018 in...

Sheffield Wednesday beat Bristol City 2-0 at Hillsborough this weekend.

Lee Johnson the manager of Bristol City during the pre season match between Bristol City and FC Twente at Ashton Gate on July 28, 2017 in Bristol, England.

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that his side could not stop Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Barry Bannan at the weekend.

Wednesday beat Bristol City 2-0 yesterday, with Bannan playing a starring role.

The Scottish midfielder scored the Owls’ opener and generally dictated the play of the match.

 

And even Johnson admitted that his side could not cope with Bannan at the weekend.

“We weren’t bright enough, we weren’t sharp enough and we couldn’t stop Bannan dictating things,” Johnson said.

Wednesday’s victory over Bristol City has given them an outside chance of making the play offs again.

Barry Bannan of Sheffield Wednesday celebrates with Steven Fletcher and Liam Palmer after scoring his sides second goal to make the score 2-2 during the Sky Bet Championship match between...

The Owls’ hopes had looked over after defeat to Aston Villa, but it still remains a possibility now.

Wednesday are currently four points behind Derby County, with two games remaining this term.

Steve Bruce’s side’s remaining matches come against Preston North End and Queens Park Rangers.

Barry Bannan of Sheffield Wednesday celebrates scoring his sides second goal to make the score 2-2 during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke City at...

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