David Moyes has been won over by Robert Snodgrass because he has so much to offer West Ham on and off the pitch.
That is according to Michael Brown, the former Premier League midfielder who played alongside the Scotland international at Leeds United.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, Brown hailed Snodgrass as a “brilliant” player who is not shy of ripping into teammates failing to deliver the goods.
The 32-year-old was once again preferred to the likes of Sebastien Haller, Manuel Lanzini, Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen as he kept his place in the West Ham team for last night’s 3-2 Premier League defeat to Liverpool.
Asked for his verdict on Snodgrass, Brown told Football Insider: “Brilliant, great lad, funny, I’m pleased to see him playing and what the West Ham supporters will like about him; he’ll run, he’ll try, he’ll give everything, he’s got some quality.
“Is he as good as some of them on the ball? No, but he’s a great addition and I think Moyesy might start to say: ‘Do you know what? If these games get tight I need a Snodgrass.’
“‘He might give me a six out of ten, but he ain’t going to give me a four, he might give me a seven or an eight. He’s going to be there, he’s going to back me, he’s going to be onto his mates, he’ll get after a few’.”
Snodgrass has made 17 league starts among 24 appearances for West Ham this season, scoring five goals and supplying five assists.
He delivered a series of outstanding corners against Liverpool last night, with one of his deliveries being seized upon by Issa Diop to make it 1-1.
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