Albion attacker Robert Snodgrass has been ruled out of this weekend’s clash between West Brom and Brighton.
Snodgrass missed last week’s game against Burnley with a knock and Sam Allardyce has now confirmed that the January signing will play no part in this weekend’s tie against the Seagulls.
BBC Sport reporter Simon Stone shared the update on Twitter as he claimed Big Sam wants to keep Snoddy fit for next week’s game against Everton.
Robert Snodgrass out of @WBA game v Brighton on Sat. Sam Allardyce wants him right for Everton game.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) February 25, 2021
On Thursday afternoon, Stone tweeted, “Robert Snodgrass out of West Brom game v Brighton on Saturday. Sam Allardyce wants him right for the Everton game.”
Albion face Everton at The Hawthorns next Thursday evening in what could prove to be a tricky tie against a side pushing for a top-four finish.
Allardyce clearly thinks Snodgrass can be an asset against his former side though it is strange to see him rule the attacker out of a winnable game against Brighton.
Brighton are right down there with us now and a win this weekend will really boost our survival hopes.
Snodgrass has been solid since he came in so why not play him against Brighton then rest him against Everton which is a game we have a much slimmer chance of winning.
Of course, we don’t know the full extent of Snoddy’s injury so he may not be fully fit for the Brighton clash but Big Sam has suggested that he is resting the attacker with his comments.
Either way, whenever Snodgrass returns it will be a boost to us as we are definitely a better side with him around.
Hopefully, he returns as soon as possible though we understand why Big Sam would want to rest a key player ahead of a tough end to the season.
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