Football editor Matt Kendrick has suggested that Robert Snodgrass will be a success at Aston Villa this season despite the player having missed an easy chance during the Villains recent 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough.
Snodgrass moved to the Villains on a season long loan deal this summer after failing to establish himself at West Ham.
He had only joined the Hammers in January but was deemed surplus to requirements at the club after failing to register a goal from 15 Premier League appearances during the second half of last season.
In what was otherwise a boring display by the Villains against Boro, Snodgrass was arguably the best player for Steve Bruce’s side on the day.
Following the game, Kendrick wrote in the Birmingham Mail, ‘The quality of his delivery makes him an asset out on the right, although his industry also makes him an exciting option down the middle if Bruce chooses to play him off a main striker. He certainly offers more than the last man to wear Villa’s No.7 shirt.
‘It’s still early days, but if we’re scratching around for positives during a challenging time for Villa, then Snodgrass is most definitely one.”