By Abigail Withey 

Steve Bruce has revealed that loanee Robert Snodgrass has settled in well at Aston Villa as it feels like he’s been part of the squad “for years”.

The 30-year-old joined Steve Bruce’s side on a season-long loan from West Ham United during the recent summer transfer window after a turbulent time at the London club.

The winger has appeared in five of Villa’s Championship matches so far this season and scored his first goal for the club during Tuesday night’s 4-0 victory over Burton Albion.

Bruce has acknowledged that Snodgrass has had a tough time over recent years but hopes his debut goal for the club will boost his confidence.

“He’s only been here a month and it feels like he’s been here for years,” Bruce told the club’s official website.

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“He’s got that character and that personality where he’s endearing to people.

“He’s a good footballer, too, who has had a tough time.

“Let’s hope it breeds a bit of confidence in him – when he’s good, he’s very good.”

The Scotland international joined West Ham during the January transfer window from Hull City but failed to nail his spot in the senior squad after finding it difficult to settle in at the London Stadium.

Snodgrass made 15 appearances for the Hammers during the second half of last season and although he provided two assists he failed to find the back of the net once.

The Scotsman appears to be more comfortable in the Championship and will most likely feature in Steve Bruce’s squad to face Bolton at Villa Park on Saturday.

In other Aston Villa news, CEO Keith Wyness has delivered his verdict on the club’s 4-0 win over Burton. 

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