Find out more about West Ham United's second signing of the January transfer window - Robert Snodgrass
- Robert Snodgrass’s first senior appearance came as a 65th-minute substitute for then-Scottish Premier Division side Livington in a 2-0 home defeat by Kilmarnock on 11 September 2004 – four days after his 17th birthday.
- Snodgrass was an assist machine during his four seasons at Leeds United, leading League One with 16 in 2008/09 and finishing with the second-highest number in the Championship, 15, in 2011/12. In all, he tallied 45 in 193 appearances for the Yorkshire club.
Two of those assists came at the Boleyn Ground on 21 August 2011, when he set up goals for Ross McCormack and Adam Clayton – who faced West Ham for Middlesbrough last weekend – in a 2-2 Championship draw.
Snodgrass’s first Scotland goal was a winner as the Tartan Army scored a 2-1 friendly victory over Denmark at Hampden Park on 10 August 2011.
Snodgrass scored his maiden Premier League goal for Norwich City in a 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on 1 September 2012, steering a left-foot volley into the bottom corner of Brad Friedel’s net at White Hart Lane.
Snodgrass has a 100 per cent record against eight different clubs in his career. He has enjoyed wins in all five matches against Bristol City, all four against Scunthorpe United and Stockport County, two against Cheltenham Town and Crewe Alexandra and one each against Blackburn Rovers, Rotherham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
In those five wins against Bristol City, Snodgrass has scored three goals and recorded four assists.
Snodgrass is in the goalscoring form of his life this season, netting 12 goals in 28 games for club and country, including his first career hat-trick in Scotland’s 5-1 FIFA World Cup qualifying win over Malta in September. He has already netted more Premier League goals, seven, than he did in any of his three previous top-flight seasons.
Snodgrass’s hat-trick was just the third scored by a Scotland player in the 21st century. In fact, bar Steven Fletcher’s two trebles in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers against Gibraltar in 2015, Snodgrass’s haul was the first hat-trick by a Scot since Joe Harper bagged three against New Zealand in June 1967.
With 1.8 per game, Snodgrass provides the fifth-highest number of crosses in the Premier League. In 20 appearances this season, the Scot has put 36 balls into the opposition penalty area from wide areas.