Robert Snodgrass’ time at West Ham went about as badly as it could have gone.
The Scotsman failed to make a positive impact during his time at the London Stadium and was shifted on to Aston Villa on loan after just half a season.
His time at Villa Park has gotten off to a slow start and last night he drew the ire of the Villa faithful as he managed to make what some fans called the worst miss of the season.
We caught up with Alex Dicken of the Birmingham Mail to see how Snodgrass is getting on since joining Villa on loan.
Was his miss that bad?
“Yes! He wasn’t the only guilty party as Villa missed chance after chance but that moment is one of three – along with Henri Lansbury’s red card and Scott Hogan’s accidental goal-line clearance – that sticks in the mind on a night where Villa shot themselves in the foot.”
Other than that, has he settled in well?
“He came on to little effect against Brentford on Saturday but he was Villa’s best player last night and pulled the strings throughout. He delivered a lovely cross in the first half for Birkir Bjarnason, who somehow headed over from six yards.
“I’d expect him to be a mainstay in the team under Steve Bruce, who really rates him. With the likes of Jack Grealish and Andre Green out for the foreseeable future, the emphasis will be on Snodgrass to create.”
Do Villa fans really think he will turn their struggling season around?
“There was a hint of frustration with the way his performance levels dipped in the second half, but most supporters understand that’s because he hasn’t played in a while. I don’t think supporters would solely say it’s down to Snodgrass to turn the club’s fortunes around because they’ve spent millions to buy a squad of talented Championship players and they should be doing better.
“Most people would expect this team to be in the top two come the end of the season and that looks a huge ask now due to their poor start.”
Is he even a guaranteed starter for Steve Bruce?
“Given his history with Bruce and the financial commitment Villa have made to bring him to Villa Park, I’d be surprised if he didn’t play every week.”
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