Snodgrass Showcases Heart and Energy For West Ham

Scottish midfielder Robert Snodgrass always gives 110% effort on the pitch, which is all we can ask for as West Ham fans.

Robert Snodgrass has turned into a firm fan favourite after his second full season for West Ham. His effort and work rate always put him in good graces with the fans. This can certainly be seen when fans stand up and applaud him when he goes to take corner kicks.

While not the quickest or most skilled player, even in the West Ham first team itself, he makes up for it with passion and commitment with and without the ball. And fans always love seeing Snodgrass with the ball at his feet, especially due to his contribution of five goals and five assists this season.

Bench Role At the Start

While Snodgrass did start the second match against Brighton, he did primarily come off the bench for the first several games of the season. With Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko in the squad, Snodgrass was not a first choice winger and could not sustain a spot in the first-team.

A surplus of wingers, plus an early injury that caused him to miss a game, forced Snodgrass in a bench position that did not allow him to get sustained match time. However, Snodgrass would get his chance.

First-Team Place Cemented for 2019

Poor performances by Felipe Anderson and an Andriy Yarmolenko injury opened the door for the Scottish international to cement a spot as a first-team player in Manuel Pellegrini’s squad.

Snodgrass really kicked off in October and November. Snodgrass scored goals in back to back games against Sheffield United and Newcastle United.

An assist against Spurs truly cemented his first-team spot, which was rewarded with starts in six straight matches, which saw another goal come against Crystal Palace.

2020 Sees Continued Form

Snodgrass continued his good form into the new calendar year. An assist helped West Ham kick off the new year right in a 4-0 victory over Bournemouth.

After a brief bench appearance, Snodgrass continued to start six of the next seven matches, which saw him score two more goals and assist on a further three. This included a man of the match performance against Brighton, which saw him single-handedly get us a point against the Seagulls.

Final Player Grade: A-

Snodgrass cemented himself as a first-teamer with his production and passion he showed on the pitch. The Scot has also become a fan favourite on a club where many players have under-performed.

Ten goal contributions and Snodgrass may still not get a starting spot next season, especially because he did not play in the restart due to a back injury. That, combined with the emergence of Jarrod Bowen on the right-wing will certainly put Snodgrass in a similar situation he was in during the beginning of last season.

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Either way, West Ham fans will continue to love Snoddy and appreciate the work rate he exhibits match in and match out. Overall, a criminally underrated player that a true fan will always love.

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