Ray Stewart: I’m so pleased Robert Snodgrass joined West Ham

Ray Stewart: I’m so pleased Robert Snodgrass joined West Ham

Ray Stewart revealed that he’s “so pleased” his compatriot Robert Snodgrass joined West Ham United last month, hoping he enjoys the prime years of his career at the club.

Following a tough start to the season, West Ham have found some much-needed form in the last two months, winning six of their previous 10 Premier League fixtures. During that run, Slaven Bilic made two signings in the January transfer window, as he looked to strengthen a squad weakened by the absence of Dimitri Payet.

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West Ham recruited both Jose Fonte from Southampton and Snodgrass from Hull City, with the latter in particularly good form this term. The 29-year-old was Hull’s talisman for much of the campaign, which in turn earned the attention of the Hammers as the winter window progressed.

Stewart, a popular player during his time in east London in the 1980s, is delighted Snodgrass made the move to the London Stadium, claiming he’s joined a “wonderful club”.

“I’m so pleased he has ended up at West Ham,” the retired full-back told the club’s official website. “He is signing for a wonderful club, with wonderful supporters, and he will hopefully enjoy the prime years of his career with us.

“I was only a young boy when I came down, and I also carried a fairly big price tag, but if you’ve got confidence in your ability then you don’t think about that. You just think about working hard and showing what you can do.

“Robert will want to do that, and I’d really love him to become a favourite among the fans. I know how special that feeling is, and I still have that bond now.”

Snodgrass has created one chance and won 40% of his average duels in two Premier League appearances for West Ham this season, as they sit ninth on 31 points, five behind West Bromwich Albion in eighth.

Next up for them is a home clash with West Brom on Saturday, before taking on Watford at Vicarage Road.

West Ham United have created 232 chances in the Premier League this season.