Robert Snodgrass has found game time hard to come by so far this season, but that could be about to change following his influential showing against Sheffield United.
Snodgrass, who has only completed a full 90 minutes once so far this season, starting just two games, scored on his return to Manuel Pellegrini’s side – bagging the opener in the Hammers’ 1-1 draw at the London Stadium.
Andriy Yarmolenko found the 32-year-old in acres of space, bearing down on the Blades’ penalty area before he fired the ball past Dean Henderson for West Ham’s only goal of the game.
Despite a somewhat lacklustre performance from the team as a whole, Snodgrass was one of the shining lights.
In light of the individual display, former Tottenham and England keeper Paul Robinson heaped praise on the winger, drawing particular attention to his reliable creative ability.
“I thought he was good, I thought he did very well,” Robinson told Football Insider.
“Snodgrass is someone who gives you something else, he gives you delivery, he gives you set-plays, he’s got the ability to score and he can get assists as well.
“West Ham have made a decent start but they’ve fallen away to 10th, so obviously Pellegrini will be looking to make changes and he did that by putting Snodgrass in at the weekend.”
The Hammers’ next game, a clash against struggling Newcastle, could provide Snodgrass with another chance to impress. And judging by his performance at the weekend, he definitely deserves another opportunity.
Indeed, if Pellegrini is looking to make changes to his current starting eleven, it’s safe to say the Scotsman is well in contention to play his way into the manager’s favour.
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