Owls’ players to blame, not Luhukay, says Bannan
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY’S players must take the blame for their slump in fortunes, according to midfielder Barry Bannan, writes Richard Hercock.
Three goals in 11 second-half minutes consigned Jos Luhukay’s team to a fourth successive Championship defeat when they went down 4-0 at Hillsborough to Norwich City.
Wednesday are now just four points off the relegation zone with a daunting trip to Sheffield United looming on Friday night in the Steel City derby.
Owls fans confronted owner and chairman Dejphon Chansiri outside the stadium, after the match, demanding Dutchman Luhukay – who only arrived in January – be axed.
But Scottish international Bannan believes the players have to share the blame for Wednesday’s current slide.
“You can’t blame the manager,” said the 28-year-old. “We are the 11 players out there. It is not him who is playing the game for us.
“We are all behind the manager. It’s not the manager’s fault. It’s the players who go out there and play week in, week out. It is us who have got to take the flak. We are the ones playing.”