West Ham’s Robert Snodgrass may have the opportunity to deliver a message to his club manager Manuel Pellegrini during his time with Scotland over the international break.
The 31-year-old winger has remained with the Hammers this campaign after spending last year out on loan with Aston Villa and appears to have turns things around at the London Stadium.
But the £10.2million (BBC) West Ham signing is not yet a regular starter in Pellegrini’s XI and has his work cut out to beat off competition from some quality teammates.
Snodgrass is part of the Scotland squad for a Nations League clash away to Israel, before they face 2016 European Championship winners Portugal in a friendly over the next two weeks.
The right-winger would love some game time for his nation in those matches and some eye-catching displays would do his West Ham chances no harm.
Summer signings Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko appear to have the wide positions nailed on for now, but that’s always open to change if the club continue delivering mixed results.
Snodgrass may be the best of the rest in terms of the West Ham wingers and the left-footed ace has looked back to his best so far his season.
His colossal experience in English football makes him a valuable asset to have in the squad and he’s definitely capable of changing a game with his exquisite set-piece delivery.