Robert Snodgrass could prove to be “integral” to their survival chances of West Brom.
That is the view of former Manchester City and England defender Danny Mills, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the midfielder penned an 18-month deal with the Baggies.
The 33-year-old midfielder moves to the Hawthorns after spending almost four years with West Ham United.
Welcome to West Bromwich Albion, @robsnodgrass7! ✍️
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) January 8, 2021
West Brom are currently second from bottom in the Premier League and are six points adrift of safety behind Fulham.
Manager Sam Allardyce revealed at the beginning of the month that he had three potential deals scuppered by new regulations brought in because of Brexit.
However, Scotland international Snodgrass became the 66-year-old’s first signing this week and Mills has insisted it is a shrewd bit of business.
He told Football Insider: “Snoddy’s got great delivery from set-pieces, that will definitely be what Big Sam is looking at.
“He’s also got a fabulous engine for someone his age and he’s got good experience.
“He may just want to go and play football because he’s at that sort of age now where he justs wants to play week in, week out.
“He obviously has a relationship with Big Sam having worked with him before and that will be part of it.
“He could be integral to West Brom’s survival chances.”
Snodgrass has played just four minutes of Premier League football this term across three substitute appearances for the Hammers.
He last started a top-flight game for the Irons in February of last year when he provided an assist in their 3-2 defeat to eventual champions Liverpool.