Robert Snodgrass arrived at Carrow Road in the summer and has certainly adapted quickly to life in the Premier League. In a season that has lacked goals, he has been a bright spark from an attacking point of view. His goal against Swansea was another vital one at a very important time in the match.
Snodgrass is a popular player with the fans due to his constant hard work, but he also has a lot of quality. That strike at the weekend means he is now the club’s top scorer with an all competitions tally of six. Certainly not a massive number, but the Canaries would be in a far worse position if it was not for those goals.
It should also be noted that the former Leeds United winger has also played a significant part in setting up goals for others. We know that Chris Hughton favours defensive football, but Snodgrass has played an important part for him.
I think it’s fair to say that he hasn’t been able to express himself as well as he might like due to the tactics. But it’s always important to add value to the team wherever you can, and for an attacking player that is always going to be through scoring on assisting goals. But Snodgrass’ hard work and general team play also adds value.
However, the thing that will be remembered the most from his contribution this season will be what he has done from set piece opportunities. Fans will knew that he has scored direct free kicks, but it’s delivery from free kicks and corners that have been really important.
Especially since Norwich have scored far more goals from these areas than open-play this season, it’s fair to say that grabbing the odd goal and then defending well has been an effective strategy for the team this season, and Snodgrass has been integral to that process.