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Robert Snodgrass has turned his West Ham United career around and has set a bold new target for the club.

Snoddy, as he is affectionately known by fans, feels West Ham can compete with the likes of Manchester United and Everton higher up the league.

Snodgrass has become the most unlikely of cult heroes at West Ham this season.

The Scotland international has been reborn at West Ham this season when his Hammers career looked well and truly over before it ever began.
After failing to establish himself following a £10million move from Hull, Snodgrass was shipped out on loan to Championship Aston Villa last season.

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Born again Snodgrass has become Hammers hero

The 31-year-old looked certain to leave the club in the summer.
But a discussion with Manuel Pellegrini and a new determination to make his Hammers career work have turned everything around.
Pellegrini recently revealed that Snodgrass impressed him in pre-season and trimmed down in a bid to make things work.
And work it has. Snodgrass has seven assists already this term. And he scored his first Premier League goal for the East Londoners in the 3-2 win over Crystal Palace.
 
Some goal it was too.

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Watch out Man United, star sets bold new target

That win was West Ham’s third on the bounce and the third in a row they have scored three goals.
The Scotland international’s performances have earned praise from his teammates too with Declan Rice and Felipe Anderson in agreement over Snodgrass’ importance to the team.

Brimming with renewed confidence, Snodgrass has set West Ham a bold new target for the rest of the season.

Speaking to the club’s official website he has a clear ambition.

“I have just tried to do my best and do my job for the team the best I can and if I’m getting assists and goals that’s great but it’s about points,” Snodgrass told whufc.com.

“The fans need to see the work we are doing behind the scenes because we are working hard, the manager works us really hard so it’s great for him to start seeing the rewards as well and all that hard work leading to three points.

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‘Driving forward to mix it with big boys’

“We have a great squad here. I don’t want to get too carried away but it feels good to get back-to-back wins. We are driving forward to try and get in the top half of that table and try and mix it with the big boys.”

West Ham are just three points off seventh place going into Saturday’s game at Fulham.

There is a big gap between the top five and the rest of the league. And West Ham have already proved they can compete to be the best of the rest come what May.

The Hammers have already beaten both Manchester United and Everton 3-1 this season.

If West Ham show some consistency for the rest of the campaign there is no reason they can’t finish above one or both of those clubs.

Do that and they will surely qualify for the Europa League.

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