Scotland midfielder Barry Bannan signed news three-and-a-half year deal at Sheffield Wednesday



Scotland internationalist Barry Bannan admits he has his sights set on the English Premier League after signing a new three-and-a-half year contract at Sheffield Wednesday.

The attacking midfielder joined the Owls last summer from Crystal Palace on an initial 12-month deal but after impressing in his 22 appearances for the club so far, head coach Carlos Carvalhal had no hesitation in handing the 26-year-old fresh terms.

Bannan has appeared 20 times for Scotland

And with Wednesday only two points adrift of the Championship play-offs, the 20-times capped Bannan, who moved from Celtic to Aston Villa as a 14-year-old, is desperate to help the club climb back to the top-flight.

Bannan, who spent time on loan at Derby, Blackpool and Leeds during his time with Villa, tweeted: “Finally signed for another three and half years at Sheffield Wednesday.

“So happy to stay here, loved it since day one – now let’s get promoted.”

Head coach Carvalhal said: “We are very happy. We believe we have improved the abilities of the player. It’s fantastic news.”