Barry Bannan has won the Sky Bet Championship Goal Of The Month award for August for his stunning volley in Sheffield Wednesday’s 2-1 home victory over Millwall on August 22nd.
The Scottish international received 63% of the public votes, beating off strong competition from West Bromwich Albion’s Harvey Barnes and Brentford’s Ollie Watkins.
It is the 28-year-olds fourth season with Sheffield Wednesday. He has made 124 appearances, scoring 5 goals and so far this current term the midfielder has started all five of their league games.
With his current due to expire summer 2019, Bannan signed a new three year contract with the Championship club at the end of August.
Millwall partially cleared Adam Reach’s cross but it fell to Bannan, who sent a stunning left-footed volley past the goalkeeper from outside the box.
“I could not really ask for any more,” he told Sky Sports on Thursday.
“I am really enjoying my football at the moment and that shows on the pitch. The contract is a relief because going into the last year you start to think about how long you could have left. But the club have been brilliant for me and it is great to commit my future for the next three years.
“The goal was probably one of the best that I have scored in my career. It was just a great hit. I have been lucky to score some good goals but I would rather tap a few in and get my tally up. It just does not seem to work that way for me but scoring more goals is one of my targets this season so hopefully I can continue that.”
The winners of the EFL Goals of the Month are chosen by a fan poll on skysports.com. The shortlist for the poll is decided by a judging panel following suggestions from supporters via Twitter, with the panel comprising Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman; Sky Bet Sponsorship Manager Michael Holinski and EFL Senior Media Manager Rob Meaden.