Robert Snodgrass has left West Ham United to join West Brom on an 18-month contract. Snodgrass had been at West Ham since 2017, but had been unable to hold down a regular first-team place.
Now he is looking forward to helping West Brom in their bid to stay in the Premiership. The player disclosed that the chance to play regular first-team football was a big factor in his agreeing to move to the Hawthorns.
“I’m delighted to be able to start playing football again. I’ve really missed it” he said (official West Brom website).
“I had a few cup games at the start of the season for West Ham and haven’t really featured since then. I had a good record in the Premier League last season, and I’ve missed playing in it” Snodgrass continued.
So far this season, Snodgrass had made only six appearances for West Ham. A situation that was of no use to the 33-year-old. He has admitted that it hasn’t been easy training every day and not playing at the end of the week.
“It’s been difficult”
“I’ve been training every day for four months without any football at the end of each week. It’s been difficult. I’ve got a chance now to show that I’m fit, willing and ready” he concluded.
You have to imagine that Snodgrass will be on the first names on Sam Allardyce’s team sheet from now on as West Brom bid to beat the drop.
It will be interesting to see if he makes his debut against Blackpool in the FA Cup this afternoon, or if he is kept in reserve for next Saturday’s derby against Wolves.