By Paul Robinson

4th Nov, 2019 | 1:40pm

'West Ham's best player' - Exclusive: Robinson drools over 'fantastic' Hammers ace v Newcastle

Paul Robinson gushed about West Ham attacker Robert Snodgrass following his performance in the 3-2 loss to Newcastle United on Saturday.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-Tottenham goalkeeper claimed Snodgrass was West Ham’s best player on Saturday and stated that the attacker has proven his ability to Manuel Pellegrini.

The 32-year-old winger struggled to get into the Hammers’ first-team this season but Pellegrini has opted to start him in the club’s last two league games.

Robinson acknowledged that Snodgrass hadn’t been one of the first names on the teamsheet previously, but drooled over the former Scotland international’s technique which saw him grab a goal against Steve Bruce’s side.

When asked if Snodgrass was the Hammers’ best player by a mile, Robinson told Football Insider: “Yeah he was, took his goal brilliantly well and his technique is fantastic, he has a great technique when striking the ball.

“He was West Ham’s best player, he has struggled to get in the team, he has been in and out this year, but given the chance, he has shown the manager what he can do, and his finish towards the end just showed what he can do.”

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Snodgrass has played a total of eight times across all competitions for the Hammers, and after scoring in his last two league outings, the 32-year-old has impressively averaged a goal every 160 minutes, which is better than top-scorer Sebastien Haller.

The experienced winger has been with the Hammers since January 2017 after joining from Hull City and is contracted to stay at the London Stadium until 2021.

Snodgrass when previously struggling for game time at the Hammers was loaned-out to Aston Villa for a season before returning to the club to fight for his first-team spot.

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