Sheffield Wednesday sit 12th in the Championship after a 1-0 defeat to bottom club Luton Town last night.
James Collins netted the game’s only goal to lift the Hatters away from the bottom and pile the pressure on Garry Monk.
The Owls are now nine points away from the play-off places with 14 games left to play with no wins in their last five league outings.
Earlier in the campaign, Wednesday had threatened to mount a serious promotion case but they have tailed off badly.
Last night was a pretty embarrassing defeat at Kenilworth Road with Luton securing just their eighth win of the campaign.
One player who bore the brunt of supporters’ criticism last night was midfield maestro Barry Bannan.
The Scottish performer has been particularly poor in recent weeks and he showed no signs of improvement last night.
The 30-year-old is badly out of form and desperately needs a performance to come from somewhere in the coming weeks.
Despite Wednesday supporters feeling disgruntled about Bannan, the ex-Aston Villa youngster does have seven assists to his name this season.
Last night, however, he was all over the place at times and Wednesday fans took to Twitter.
Here is a selection of tweets from Wednesday supporters regarding Bannan’s showing at Luton:
Been saying it all season, Bannan is finished. Never want to see him in a Wednesday top again. #SWFC
— joshua (@swfcjoshuaa) February 13, 2020
We used to have the best keeper in the league, we were getting 18+ clean sheets a year, a prime forestieri and hooper up top, most exciting football in the league, bannan Lee Lopez and Wallace in midfield and what a manager. Now look
— JW🏴 (@JackWarbs) February 12, 2020
Bannan out #swfc
— Big Mund (@JordanMunday96) February 12, 2020
Clearly from the looks of things your simply not coming down on them hard enough Barry bannan is a joke the entire line up today was a joke it’s embarrassing https://t.co/PYe9XzCZAV
— Sam🇬🇧 (@samuelscott1997) February 12, 2020
Bannan was disgraceful tonight mate, looks to me like he’s thrown the towel in. So many basic mistakes from them all, no desire for the shirt. I’d rather ply the kids, get hammered and appreciate their effort!
— Dean Pattison (@DeanPattison77h) February 12, 2020
I dont see anyone pointing finger at bannan for pulling out of tackles like when reah did either tonight? See him all the time yapping, small man syndrome. Then ducks out of tackles himself pathetic.
— 🦉🦉ChrisDay94🦉🦉 (@chrisday3107) February 12, 2020
All the CB were horrendous. Bannan yet AGAIN awful.The rest Im not judging to harshly.I have no idea what formation we were playing.He needs to sort this&sort this quick. Bannan needs dropping, dont care if hes young we need LB or Big O and Palmer LB. don’t feed us BS 2/2 #swfc
— ChrisThomasLuke (@Chris_TLT) February 12, 2020