West Brom News: McAvennie - Snograss will be loved at Hawthorns

By Frank McAvennie

15th Jan, 2021 | 3:00pm

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Robert Snodgrass’ work ethic endeared him to West Ham fans and it will do the same at West Brom.

That is according to former West Ham man Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs as Snodgrass swapped the London Stadium for the Hawthorns.

The 33-year-old became Sam Allardyce’s first West Brom signing last Friday, joining on an 18-month deal after featuring just six times for the Hammers in 2020-21.

McAvennie spoke highly of the Scotsman and revealed that he played a role in the winger signing for West Ham in 2017.

He told Football Insider: “Snodgrass is a great signing. He always gives 100 per cent.

“I had a chat to him before he went to West Ham. He had a choice between Watford and West Ham and I told him that he would love the Hammers. With his running and work ethic, the fans would take to him, and they did.

“He endeared himself to the fans and he will do the same at West Brom. I am sorry to see him go because he is a great lad. David Moyes did not want him though, it is one of them. He will play every week at West Brom.” 

Big Sam shares McAvennie’s sentiments, telling the club’s official website that one of the reasons for him signing the 28-time international was because he is “exceptional in the dressing room.”

With West Brom six points from safety, Snodgrass will need to be exceptional on the pitch too if he is to help save his new club from relegation.

In other news, a top pundit has called an opposition manager’s offloading of one of his players to West Brom a “masterstroke.”