Sheffield Wednesday captain Barry Bannan could stay with the club even if they are relegated to League One after it was revealed that there is no relegation clause in his contract.

Bannan has been one of the Owls’s most consistent performers since he signed from Crystal Palace in 2015, racking up over 250 appearances in that short space of time.

Similarly this campaign, Bannan has played in every single match, but with only two ties left to avoid relegation, and with the odds stacked against them, he is primed for two of his most important games in a Wednesday shirt.

Bannan said: “If we get relegated, that will be down to the club to decide how they deal with things going forward next season.

“I am not really thinking about that, to be honest. I am just thinking about the positive side and keeping this team in this league and still being here next season in the Championship.”

That challenge will require a momentous turnaround for Darren Moore’s side who currently sit four points adrift of safety with just two games left to play.

Saturday’s showdown with Nottingham Forest is quite literally a must win game for the Owls if they are to keep their survival hopes alive.

Wednesday fans and neutrals alike will be desperate for the South Yorkshire side to get a result at Hillsborough this weekend in order to set up a bumper final day.

If results go their way, it will set up a captivating winner-takes-all survival tie with Derby County to close out the season. Bannan has got high hopes for survival, but the remaining two ties could well determine which division he plays in next season.

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