Paul Robinson gushed about West Ham attacker Robert Snodgrass after he got given a rare start against Sheffield United on Saturday.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former Tottenham and Burnley goalkeeper revealed he was impressed by Snodgrass during the 1-1 draw with the Blades.
Snodgrass scored the Hammers’ only goal of the game against Chris Wilder’s side just before the half-time break after he fired the ball hard and low past keeper Dean Henderson.
Robinson claimed that Snodgrass offered something different compared to his Hammers teammates and suggested that Pellegrini handed him some minutes in order to address his side’s dip in form.
When asked about Snodgrass’ show-stealing performance against Sheffield United, Robinson told Football Insider: “I thought he was good, I thought he did very well.
“Snodgrass is someone who gives you something else, he gives you delivery, he gives you set-plays, he’s got the ability to score and he can get assists as well.
“West Ham have made a decent start but they’ve fallen away to 10th, so obviously Pellegrini will be looking to make changes and he did that by putting Snodgrass in at the weekend.”
Snodgrass has been on the fringes of the Hammers’ squad this season as while the 32-year-old has featured in five league games, he has only completed 90 minutes on one occasion.
The Scottish winger featured regularly under Pellegrini at the London Stadium last season as he scored four goals while assisting nine, in the 38 appearances he made.
Snodgrass signed a contract extension in July 2019 following his impressive form which will see him stay with the Hammers until the summer of 2021.