Robert Snodgrass hoping for FA Cup nod against Fulham despite recent injury return
13:52 03 January 2014
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Robert Snodgrass would arguably be prime candidate for an FA Cup rest when Fulham visit Carrow Road for the second time in 10 days on Saturday afternoon – but the Scot hopes it doesn’t happen. He has a stat to put right.
Having missed five weeks through a knee injury, Snodgrass has been back at full tilt since his late December return at Sunderland.
But his run of four Premier League starts has not helped him sort out one issue that had lingered with one of last term’s top Canaries performers.
And while Snodgrass could be looking at a cup rest, it’s for that very reason he wants to play his part in City’s third round date.
“Of course I want to be involved – I want to try to be involved in every game,” said Snodgrass. “For myself, right now I need an assist or a goal to maybe spark me off. I feel I’m doing right fitness-wise, but when you’re a winger you are judged upon goals and different things.
“I saw a stat the other day that I’ve created the most chances of any player in the Premier League without actually getting an assist, so from my point of view I can’t really do much more. I’m trying my best to try to create the chances. It’s up to other people to take them.
“Sometimes you got through seasons like this – especially being hampered by niggling injuries – and it’s been very frustrating for me. But I’ll not go under. I’ll keep puffing my chest out and trying to do as well as I possibly can for this team because at the end of the day it’s a team game.
“The fans as well. Everybody pulling in the right direction and hopefully try to stay in this division.”
That Premier League drive can wait seven days for a tricky trip to high-flying Everton. Saturday, it’s the FA Cup that will take centre stage.
But between football duties, Snodgrass has been busy making the most of his profile – auctioning items to help raise money for those affected after the Glasgow helicopter crash at the city’s Clutha bar on November 29.
“I don’t want to get in the way of the football side of things, but I’ve been doing a bit of charity work for the families back home that were affected by the crash,” added Snodgrass.
“Some of my mates were firemen involved in the accident and saw some horrific things. It’s right beside where I was brought up so it’s nice to give a little bit back.
“The Norwich fans. Even Celtic, Scotland and Leeds United fans – for people to donate to charity at this time of year, it’s different class.”