Sheffield Wednesday's Barry Bannan celebrates Aston Villa's promotion with Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa (L) lifts the trophy with Dean Smith of Aston Villa following victory in the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final match between Aston Villa and Derby County at...

Barry Bannan came through the ranks at Aston Villa and he will be hoping to gain promotion with Sheffield Wednesday next season.

22nd September 2018, Villa Park, Birmingham, England; EFL Championship football, Aston Villa versus Sheffield Wednesday; John McGinn of Aston Villa and Barry Bannan of Sheffield Wednesday...

Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Barry Bannan celebrated Aston Villa's promotion with Jack Grealish as they sang about bitter rivals Birmingham City. 

Bannan came through the ranks at Villa Park and played for the Midlands giants for a number of years under Martin O'Neill, Gerard Houllier and Alex McLeish. 

On Monday, his former team earned promotion to the Premier League when they beat Derby County 2-1 in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

 

Understandably so, Grealish was enjoying his time following Villa's promotion, as a Sheff Wed fan account posted this video of the Villa man celebrating with Bannan: 

It isn't a surprise to see Bannan enjoying Villa's promotion because he enjoyed his time when he represented them and is remembered very fondly by the supporters. 

But after watching his former club make a return to the promised land, he will be hoping to do the same with his current team, Sheffield Wednesday.

They are managed by former Villa boss Steve Bruce, who guided the Midlands outfit to the play-off final last May, only for them to be beaten by Fulham.

Barry Bannan  of Aston Villa in action during an Aston Villa training session at the club's training ground, Bodymoor Heath on April 11, 2013 in Birmingham, England.

He was sacked by the club in October, and with it, Villa appointed Deam Smith as their manager, whilst Bruce made a return to football management by joining Wednesday.

The decision to sack Bruce three months after losing to Fulham has paid off because Villa will now be playing Premier League football.

But Bruce himself ended the season well with Wednesday, but his unbeaten run was ended by Villa when Albert Adomah and Tammy Abraham scored stoppage-time goals to secure the three points. 

Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce and Preston North End manager Alex Neil  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Sheffield Wednesday at Deepdale on...

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