West Ham midfielder reveals clear the air talks with Bilic

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West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass has asked manager Slaven Bilic to play on the right wing for the Hammers next season.

The Scottish international played a number of matches on the left hand side after his £10.2million transfer from Hull City in January and the 29 year old told reporters he was unhappy playing out of position. Snodgrass revealed that he had spoken to Bilic about the issue and he accepts that he may not start the season as first choice on the right wing as a consequence:

“I’ve scored nearly a hundred goals as a mainly right-sided player and I’ve said to the manager that’s where I think I’m most effective. We’ve had a very good discussion and hopefully I’ll be given a run of games where I’m comfortable. If it doesn’t happen right away, I will have to wait for my chance.”

Despite being left footed, Snodgrass has generally played as inverted winger throughout his career. Playing in the position for Hull, he scored nine goals and four assists in the first half of last season.

In stark contrast, he did not score a single goal for the Hammers, providing just two assists in 15 games. Snodgrass said he was delighted by the fact he was given the chance by Bilic to play from the right against Burnley in the final match of the campaign.

“I was heartened by playing on the right for the final game against Burnley which we won. It gave me a bit of confidence and I want to take that momentum into the new season.”

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