Garth Crooks absolutely raved about Robert Snodgrass, when writing his regular column for BBC Sport, suggesting that it will be vital for West Ham that he stays fit for the remainder of the campaign.
The 32-year-old joined the Hammers from Hull City way back in January 2017, for a fee believed to be worth £10.2 million, according to the BBC.
And despite receiving criticism from some sections of the West Ham supporters, he always puts in a shift, and his work-rate cannot be questioned. The Scot has actually racked up some decent numbers too.
Snodgrass has nine goals and 15 assists to his name in 75 appearances for the Hammers (Transfermarkt). Not bad for someone who is supposedly just a ‘hard worker’.
The former Leeds and Hull City winger has been very impressive this season, with five goals and four assists in 20 Premier League games for West Ham (Transfermarkt). He has been involved in more goals (nine) than any other Hammers player.
And Crooks suggested that Snoddy is in the form of his life, when writing his regular column for BBC Sport:
“The Scottish international is probably playing the best football of his career at the moment. He’s certainly scoring more goals than I can remember. What a pity his team is struggling. West Ham cannot afford to let two-goal leads slip from their grasp. Such carelessness at this stage of the season could be catastrophic. In the meantime the Hammers have to make sure Snodgrass remains fit.”
Snodgrass, who earns around £60,000 per week according to well-informed insider ExWHUemployee, has certainly given David Moyes a tough decision to make ahead of Sunday’s clash with Manchester City.
Jarrod Bowen arrived from Hull City on transfer deadline day, and many thought that the Scot would be sacrificed in order to get the 23-year-old in the team.
Dropping the 32-year-old now would be extremely harsh, however. Perhaps it would be better for Moyes to drop Sebastien Haller and play Michail Antonio through the middle, flanked by Bowen and Snodgrass.
Whatever happens, the Hammers need their players to fight and show passion between now and the end of the season. And they are qualities that the Scottish ace possesses in abundance.