Robert Snodgrass is a player that was continuously chased by Norwich for several seasons whilst he was based at Leeds United – but for whatever circumstances the deal could never be wrapped up.
However, the Canaries finally got their man in the summer transfer window as the Scot made the eagerly anticipated move, signed a three-year deal. A fantastic and astute addition from manager Chris Hughton, this seeing their midfield significantly boosted.
Not only does the 25-year-old provide buckets full of guile and energy on the flanks, but he can also contribute goals and produce goal-scoring opportunities. He supplies a different dimension, a welcomed outlet on the wings.
But, inevitably, there were question marks over whether Snodgrass would be able to adapt to the mould and physicality of the Premier League. He had excelled in the second tier, but could he cut it in the top-flight?
Well, there is an on-going answer to that question. So far, he’s more than proved he’s capable having shone in Norwich’s five Premier League games to date. But it’s important the Glasgow-born wide-man sustains this level of performance.
He’s featured in every match so far, and although he and the team suffered a 5-0 hammering from Fulham on the opening day, things have picked up. Snodgrass was named Man of the Match against QPR, and was outstanding in his side’s 1-1 draw at Tottenham a week later.
In-fact, he scored the last-gasp goal that sealed a credible point for Norwich at White Hart Lane. Continually a menace on the right wing, he was fantastic all game. Impressive in possession, able to operate with both feet and he took his goal splendidly.
He’s an all-rounder. Quick in dispatching the ball, has the ability to link up to effect with the front-line and can also track back, helping out with defensive duties as well as offensively.
Norwich boss Hughton has deservedly heaped praise on Snodgrass, who has also made a great first impression on the supporters.
Robert is a natural going forwards, but is also prepared to work back putting in a shift and has good quality on the ball. “I think he will be a real asset to us.
Words that can only enhance the winger’s confidence ahead of what is set to be a challenging season for Norwich, who have been tipped for relegation by a large sector of journalists and media.
Perhaps the perfect suit is no surprise – after all the club tends to fit the player’s needs. An honest, hardworking and competitive outfit; well run and stabilized.
He really has slotted into the Norwich setup wonderfully, and he will be hoping his dazzling form continues as he looks to develop under the assured guidance of Chris Hughton.