Robert Snodgrass: Steve Bruce will get the best out of me at Aston Villa
New boy Robert Snodgrass reckons Steve Bruce is the man to get the best out of him as he prepares to make his Villa bow.
Snodgrass, who became the club’s final recruit of the summer transfer window when he joined on a season-long loan from West Ham, is in contention to make his debut this Saturday when Villa return to Championship action against Brentford.
The 29-year-old winger is aiming to kick-start his career after a frustrating nine month period with the Hammers, following a £10.2million move from Hull back in January.
Snodgrass made headlines last week with his criticism of West Ham boss Slaven Bilic, who he accused of playing him out of position.
But he expects to flourish under Bruce, having previously worked with Villa’s boss at Hull.
“I know myself that when there is a manager that knows how to get the best out of you then it’s different, and that’s why I chose Villa. I wanted to work with Steve Bruce again,” said Snodgrass.
“Villa is a great club, a massive club. Steve Bruce has told me what he wants to do. I am part of his long term plan to be part of that in the league then we will take it from there.”
A haul of just five points from the season's opening five games has left Villa 18th in the table.
Bruce has acknowledged the next month, with four of the next six Championship fixtures at home, offers the chance to make up ground on the pacesetters.