Former Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United midfielder Michael Brown has been waxing lyrical about West Ham United’s Robert Snodgrass.
The 32-year-old has been a key man of late for David Moyes, featuring in all eight Premier League matches of the Scottish manager’s reign so far and starting in seven of those (Transfermarkt).
Whilst the club may be struggling for results at the moment, failing to win any of their last seven league outings (Transfermarkt), the performances of the ex-Hull City midfielder appear to have caught the eye of Brown. He insists that whilst Snodgrass may not be as naturally gifted as some of his teammates, he is still a crucial player for the club and someone who will not let Moyes down.
When asked for his thoughts on Snodgrass, Brown told Football Insider: “Brilliant, great lad, funny, I’m pleased to see him playing and what the West Ham supporters will like about him; he’ll run, he’ll try, he’ll give everything, he’s got some quality.
“Is he as good as some of them on the ball? No, but he’s a great addition and I think Moyesy might start to say: ‘Do you know what? If these games get tight I need a Snodgrass.’
“‘He might give me a six out of ten, but he isn’t going to give me a four, he might give me a seven or an eight. He’s going to be there, he’s going to back me, he’s going to be onto his mates, he’ll get after a few’.”
Brown certainly has a point here – this season, Snodgrass has been one of West Ham’s better performers overall.
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He has scored five goals and provided five assists so far this term, with his total of 10 goal involvements more than any other player in the Hammers’ squad (Transfermarkt). Six of those have come under the management of Moyes, highlighting that the ex-Everton boss is getting the best out of his compatriot and that Snodgrass is giving his all for the cause.
With the West Ham currently languishing in the relegation zone (BBC Sport), they will need the Scot to continue producing consistently solid performances to give them a better chance of survival.
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