West Brom first-team coach and former fan favourite James Morrison believes new signing Robert Snodgrass can spark a change in fortunes for the Baggies and lead them to safety.
Snodgrass recently joined from West Ham and arrives at a club that are struggling at the foot of the Premier League in 19th position and with just one league victory all season.
He will hope to use his creativity and experience to inspire a Baggies revival and secure an unlikely survival bid.
As reported in the Express & Star player-turned-coach Morrison is ecstatic at securing the signature of his former Scotland teammate, saying: “Ultimately, he is someone who can help this football club get out of the current situation.
“He’s the whole package. He’s been there and done it in the Premier League, he’s been in this situation before, and he brings a buzz around him.
“He’s experienced and he can help other people. He’ll push for better standards.”
All or nothing in crunch run of fixtures
Snodgrass was absent from West Brom’s disappointing FA Cup exit at Blackpool but he will hope to be included when they travel to Midlands rivals Wolves on Saturday in what will be a pivotal match for the Baggies.
Sam Allardyce is yet to record a win in five games since taking charge at the Hawthorns but he will be eyeing up a fixture list over the next five that includes three of the bottom seven Premier League sides.
The Molineux clash sees them come up against a 14th placed side who are winless in their last five Premier League games before tricky tests against West Ham and Manchester City.
The following two, however, will be absolutely vital if the Baggies are to have any aspirations of getting out of their current perilous situation.
They host Fulham who sit just above them before travelling to Sheffield United who are the only side to match West Brom’s shocking record of just one league win this season.
Anything less than six points from those two games, and at least a couple in the three prior, will surely put paid to any hopes Albion have of mounting a survival scrap, and Big Sam will be on the managerial chopping board.
There will be a lot of pressure on Snodgrass to produce the goods to guide the Baggies through this run and help add to the paltry 11 Premier League goals scored this season.
If Morrison’s words are anything to go by, the new signing will be well up for the challenge.
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