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Robert Snodgrass hoping for FA Cup nod against Fulham despite recent injury return

13:52 03 January 2014

Robert Snodgrass is hoping for an FA Cup nod against Fulham. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Robert Snodgrass is hoping for an FA Cup nod against Fulham. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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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.”

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  • Sad attitude. It's good to see players up for the cup for a change.

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    Friday, January 3, 2014

  • I think Snodgrass has the ability to add a lot more to the team. I struggle why he (and Redmond) are not coached to adapt their tactics to the strikers we have - play more as an old fashioned winger with a lot more balls into the area to suit the needs of whichever of our strikers are playing, and less cutting in-side to try an attempt on goal. They can always follow-up their crosses to mop-up any rebounds.

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    Friday, January 3, 2014

  • Snodgrass definately needs a rest, was blowing and didn't look interested againdst Palace. I'd suggest Redmond also required a rest. Stick the Murphy's on the wings, what is there to lose?

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    Friday, January 3, 2014

  • You never know, with this being a distraction from the pressure of the league both teams might relax and serve up a right old ding dong with tons of goals and excitement. Well here's to wishful thinking. It will probably be a 0-0 bore draw and we'll end up with just what we don't want.....a replay. Aaaaagggrhh.

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    Friday, January 3, 2014

  • Sorry to say it, but given our PL position and situation, the FA is meaningless. Lets hope the management uses the opportunity to use some of the 'bench potential' to make a statement. Bunn, Garrido, Becchio, RVW, Murphy x 2, Fox, etc

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    Dubai Canary

    Friday, January 3, 2014

  • That's a ridiculous assessment of Snodgrass. He always works hard. Should definitely play if he thinks it will help him get back to form.

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    Friday, January 3, 2014

  • That's a good idea,go get hurt in a waste of time cup when we need you to keep up the hard work and create the chances in the league.

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    Friday, January 3, 2014

  • 2 Very poor sides, at least its a distraction from the relegation scrap both sides find themselves in. Both have spent BIG money and wasted it, both playing Championship Football next year

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    Friday, January 3, 2014

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