Kevin Phillips raves about West Brom midfielder Robert Snodgrass after comeback
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Robert Snodgrass has finally started to feature more regularly for West Brom in recent weeks with Valerien Ismael handing the midfielder his first league start of the season on Saturday.
Snodgrass, 34, impressed in the midfield alongside Jayson Molumby in the 3-0 win over Bristol City at The Hawthorns with Alex Mowatt injured and Jake Livermore suspended.
Ismael will have Livermore available again on Saturday when the Baggies take on second-placed Fulham in a massive clash at Craven Cottage.
While Mowatt’s availability remains to be seen, Phillips clearly wants to see Snodgrass getting more opportunities after his delightful showing against the Robins at the weekend.
Speaking to West Brom News, Phillips said: “I would like to see more of him. Snoddy’s got experience and he stood out to me.
“I’m probably a little bit surprised he didn’t start [away at Swansea last week] and maybe be a little more cautious. However, that may show Ismael’s style, home and away they’re going to go for it and press, which you have to give him credit for.
“Snodgrass has that experience to guide people around him.”
Snodgrass has had injury issues in recent months and has only played four times in all competitions for the Albion this season.
He captained the Baggies in their 6-0 defeat to Arsenal in the Carabao Cup earlier this season and also came off the bench in Championship clashes with Derby and Swansea.
However, when finally handed a league start, the former West Ham and Leeds midfielder showed what he could do for this team with his forward-thinking play and willingness to put 110 per cent into each game he plays.
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