BANNAN’S BAN HAS TO STAND
SHEFFIELD Wednesday have been frustrated in their attempts to overturn a threegame ban handed out to midfielder Barry Bannan.
The Scotland international, 26, was sent off for a challenge on Eric Lichaj in last Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Nottingham Forest.
Bannan, a revelation since arriving on a free transfer from Crystal Palace last August, sat out yesterday’s visit from Charlton Athletic and will miss next month’s meetings with Huddersfield Town and Blackburn Rovers.
A statement on the FA website read: “A claim of wrongful dismissal has been rejected following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.”