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Snodgrass pleased to see set piece work pay off 

Robert Snodgrass takes on Fulham's Callum Chambers

 

Robert Snodgrass believes West Ham are reaping the benefits of working hard in training on set pieces. 

The Scot played an integral role in the Hammers' 3-1 win over Fulham on Friday night, firing in the corners which led to goals from Chicharito and Issa Diop. 

After the win, which saw West Ham move up to ninth in the Premier League table, Snodgrass admitted: "I just try the ball  in the right areas and hope the lads attack it. 

"We have been working a lot on set pieces leading up to the game and it's my duty to put a good cross in and the lads to get on the end of it, so happy days."

The technically-gifted midfielder is enjoying his best season in Claret and Blue since moving to London Stadium in 2017, featuring in 26 of the Hammers' 27 games of this campaign.

And he believes the Hammers can finish it strongly.

We have been working a lot on set pieces leading up to the game and it's my duty to put a good cross in and the lads to get on the end of it, so happy days

Robert Snodgrass

“I can’t say where we are going to finish but there is that seventh position which is achievable. We are three points closer to that now. We need to keep winning games.” 

Snodgrass added that Manuel Lanzini’s first appearance of the season for West Ham, after being out injured since May because of a knee injury, was a timely boost. 

"It’s great to see Manu back. He has been through a tough time with his injury and the manager has put him right in because he looks good in training. He'll want to get some minutes under his belt - we will hopefully see the best of him in the run in.”