By Laura O’Leary

Robert Snodgrass has said the best stadium he has ever played in is West Ham’s old ground, Upton Park.

The 30-year-old West Ham attacker, currently on loan at Aston Villa, was taking part in an online Q&A on Aston Villa’s official site and he said the stadium had a very special atmosphere.

“I’ve played in a few good stadiums,” said Snodgrass, “but the atmosphere that used to be at West Ham’s old Boleyn ground that was something.

“You felt like you were in a game, proper old school tradition, we used to go there and play and it was very good there.”

The Hammers left the Boleyn Ground in the summer to make the London Stadium their new home.

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A lot of fans have complained about the lack of atmosphere in the new stadium, with club legend Billy Bonds going as far to say it wasn’t a football ground.

Snodgrass is currently on loan at Aston Villa after he failed to impress Slaven Bilic during his short time at the club.

The 30-year-old joined the Hammers from Hull in January 2017 and made 15 appearances for the club.

Bilic decided that the midfielder was no longer required at the London Stadium and loaned him out to Championship Aston Villa in August 2017.

Bilic has since left the club, with David Moyes replacing him as manager.

Snodgrass has had a happier time at the Villans, making 11 appearances and scoring three goals.

The Scottish midfielder’s loan deal at Aston Villa is due to finish at the end of season, with the star contracted to the Hammers until 2020.

In other West Ham news, Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has been told to study this Hammers striker to improve his game.

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