West Ham United midfielder Robert Snodgrass has paid homage to Aston Villa ahead of his side’s clash against them, as confirmed by the club’s official website.
The Scotland international spoke about being involved in the play-off final they lost, celebrating when they got promoted and the affinity he has for the club.
Before going to Villa Park for a season, Snodgrass had already become an outcast after starting eight games and coming on as a substitute during his first half-season in East London, as per WhoScored.
Going to Villa gave the Scotsman a chance to become a regular player again, as he started 41 Championship games, made two substitute appearances, scoring seven goals and assisting 14 more.
This, alongside the arrival of Manuel Pellegrini, had a definite impact on Snodgrass’ West Ham career, as he then started 25 league games for the Hammers, coming on as a substitute eight times, scoring two goals and getting five assists.
Things have perhaps dropped off slightly for him this campaign, as he has started once and come on as a substitute twice, but he is still in a better position than he was before the Villa move.
Snodgrass’ season at Villa definitely helped his West Ham career, so it will definitely be good for him to go back to play at their stadium again.
The likelihood is that he won’t start, but the signs are that he should be able to get some game time against the team who helped him turn things around.
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