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Robert Snodgrass has been widely praised for turning his West Ham United career around this season.

After failing to establish himself at West Ham following a £10million move from Hull, Snodgrass was shipped out on loan to Championship Aston Villa last season.
The 31-year-old looked certain to leave the club in the summer.
But a discussion with Manuel Pellegrini and a new determination to make his Hammers career work have turned everything around.

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Leaner, fitter, sharper, hungrier

Pellegrini recently revealed that Snodgrass impressed him in pre-season and trimmed down in a bid to make things work.
West Ham fans have been hugely impressed too.
The rewards have been there for all to see, Snodgrass has become an integral part of the side. The Scotland international has played a part in every game so far.

He looks leaner, quicker, fitter, sharper and hungrier than ever before in a West Ham shirt.

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‘He’s different class’

And now he can count of the support of Hammers legend and fellow countryman Ray Stewart.

Speaking to former West Ham favourite Marlon Harewood for West Ham TV, Stewart was full of praise for Snodgrass.

“I’m a big fan of Snoddy me, I think he’s different class,” Stewart told Harewood on West Ham TV.

“He was a youngster at Livingston in Scotland when I was manager there, he was a kid there, and he’s delighted he joined West Ham.”

For many fans their view of Snodgrass changed as West Ham toiled to a narrow Carabao Cup win at Wimbledon.

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Noble facing battle to reclaim place?

New signing Lucas Perez seemed reluctant to come on as a sub. So Snodgrass leapt up and could be seen telling Pellegrini “I’ll go on boss” as he ripped off his bib like a man on a mission.

His gritty performances, set piece delivery and workrate have only helped further endear the midfielder to supporters, teammates, his manager and the likes of Stewart.

Snodgrass looks set to retain his place in the centre of midfield for Saturday’s trip to Huddersfield in Mark Noble’s absence.

As the Hammers skipper faces a battle to get back in as a result of Snodgrass’ fine form.