Robbie Mustoe doesn’t think that Robert Snodgrass was the right move for West Bromwich Albion to make this transfer window.
Sam Allardyce’s men find themselves in a right bind at the bottom of the Premier League, currently sitting six points from safety and without a win since the end of November. They’ve tried to get themselves out of that mess by signing the 33-year-old Scotland international, who has bags of Premier League experience under his belt, with a couple more players in their sights as well.
However, speaking on the latest edition of The 2 Robbies Podcast, Mustoe said that whilst he comes across as a good and useful player, he just isn’t the kind of player that The Baggies need right about now:
“I think the only question you got to ask is does he move the needle? And I don’t think he does. He’s a worker, good attitude, good pro. A good pickup, but they need others.”
Will West Brom stay up?
TIF Thoughts on Mustoe’s opinion of Robert Snodgrass…
Mustoe makes some good points. With 98 goals and 94 assists throughout his career, he will clearly be in a position to help them at one end of the pitch, and seeing as they have scored the second-fewest goals in the league this year they’ll need all the help they can get.
But even that might not be enough to save them if they continue conceding at the rate they have in recent weeks. 39 goals conceded is the most in the division, with a third of them coming in the four league games that Allardyce has been in charge of.
So it’s certainly solving a problem that the Baggies need fixing, it’s just not necessarily solving the biggest problem.