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West Brom: Joseph Masi on out-of-favour Robert Snodgrass

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Joseph Masi has been speaking on the Baggies Broadcast about how Robert Snodgrass is now out of favour under Valerien Ismael.

West Brom have managed to close the gap to the automatic promotion spots, with the Baggies now just six points behind – largely down to their consistent run of form which has seen them lose just once in their previous six league matches.

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Someone who, maybe surprisingly, has not been part of West Brom’s Championship campaign very much is Snodgrass, who despite his experience at this level and the Premier League, has only been handed four league starts under Ismael, and now it appears that it’s much more than just a fitness issue, as the manager simply doesn’t want him or fancy him at The Hawthorns.

Masi has revealed that Snodgrass is now out of favour.

“I really wasn’t sure what Ismael was going to do in terms of central midfield for the [Coventry City] game. So obviously no Jake Livermore, Jayson Molumby suspended, from what we’re told Robert Snodgrass has a back problem – I think that back problem is genuine, but we also understand that he’s out of favour as well.”

TIF Thoughts on Snodgrass…

The former West Ham midfielder was brought to The Hawthorns by Sam Allardyce in a bid to keep West Brom in the Premier League last season, but his six league starts and zero goals did nothing to help their cause.

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With the Baggies having signed Alex Mowatt in the summer – who was a trusted member of Ismael’s squad during his time at Barnsley – and Jake Livermore as the club captain, it appears unlikely that Snodgrass will find many minutes at The Hawthorns and potentially a move away to a fellow Championship club would be best for both club and player.

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