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Wednesday 16 August 2017

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Robert Snodgrass

The Scottish winger is probably Leeds United's greatest weapon, although he may miss the opening game of the season against Derby on Saturday with a knee injury.

Barcelona wanted him on trial in 2006, but it never happened, and he moved to Leeds in 2008, becoming an instant hit with the Elland Road fans.

Striker Jermaine Beckford, who has since moved to Everton, attracted most attention last season but it was Snodgrass who really caught the eye.

Known as 'Snoddy', the former Scotland U-21 international can play up front but is better suited to life on the right flank, and has scored several spectacular goals with his cultured left foot.

The 22-year-old hit the spotlight last season when he crashed a wonderful free-kick against the crossbar during Leeds' famous 1-0 victory in the FA Cup against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

And before that he gave Liverpool defender Andrea Dossena a torrid time in a Carling Cup tie at Elland Road.

Irish Independent

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