Carrow Road

Next Game

Norwich v Ipswich

Sunday, 01 March 2015, 14:05

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Ewood Park

Last Game

Blackburn 1 - 2 Norwich

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Snodgrass absence explained

Norwich boss Chris Hughton has played down the absence of Robert Snodgrass from Tuesday's friendly against Brighton.

Last Updated: 31/07/13 at 15:53 Post Comment

Robert Snodgrass: Rumoured to be a summer target for West Ham

Robert Snodgrass: Rumoured to be a summer target for West Ham

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The midfielder has been widely linked with a move to West Ham this summer, and speculation over his future increased when he missed the 1-1 draw with the Seagulls.

But Hughton has insisted the Scotland international was not in attendance due to a "family issue", and he expects Snodgrass to rejoin the squad by the end of the week.

"It's very simple and I can set the record straight," said Hughton. "It's a family issue.

"He will be with us hopefully on Wednesday and certainly on Friday. It's very much a personal issue."

Newspaper reports in Scotland have suggested that Snodgrass returned to Scotland on Tuesday following a car crash involving his pregnant partner.

Hughton said earlier this week that he was confident of holding onto Snodgrass, who was one of the Premier League's most consistent performers last season following his move to Carrow Road from Leeds.

"We want to ensure we keep hold of our best players and we are a club at the moment that doesn't need to sell," Hughton said.

"We are looking to strengthen and not let players go. He (Snodgrass) is definitely a player who is very much in our plans."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

mumbo_jimbo
Van Gaal: Luck is key

I

believe this is because for sepp Christmas is a 7 day feast finishing on the 25th

hiya
Blatter calls for early final

F

alcao really needs to shine now. Apparently according to the stats, he scores more when played up front alone. I wonder if Van Gaal will actually apply a formation to get the best out of him though.

anthracyte
Van Persie lay-off expected

Footer 365

Liverpool's Europa League exit a boost to top-four chances ahead of Manchester City showdown, says Jamie Carragher

Jamie Carragher looks ahead to Liverpool v Manchester City and reckons the Reds might find it easier to bounce back.

Arsenal announce £11m profit and £138.8m cash reserve

Arsenal have returned robust financial results, with turnover increased to £148.5m and an overall profit before tax of £11.1m.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal eyes 'luck'

Louis van Gaal claims the most important factor in Manchester United's pursuit of a top-four place is 'luck'.

Mail Box

Are Tottenham Right To Redevelop?

It's a really good Friday afternoon Mailbox, with thoughts on Spurs' ground development, the Europa league (leave it alone) and one man running for a very good cause...

Rodgers Is More Of A Paisley Than A Rafa

Most Liverpool fans in the Mailbox are claiming to be pleased to see the back of the Europa League. Plus merging the Europa and Champions League, and winter WC...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company