Ex-Norwich City midfielder Robert Snodgrass aims to prove his worth after injury hell
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Former Norwich City midfielder Robert Snodgrass aims to prove his worth by spearheading Hull's crack at an instant top flight return after an injury-wrecked start to his Tigers' career.
Snodgrass moved to Humberside last summer for a reported £7m deal but dislocating his kneecap and wrecked ligaments on his top flight debut at QPR.
The Scottish international is poised to miss the opening 10 league games of Hull's Championship season but Snodgrass is determined to return even better.
'I will be back to kicking a ball around in October,' he said. 'The medical staff are very much in charge of you and they know exactly what my next steps are. There does come a level when you know that you're right yourself. You know your own body after a certain age and when I get to that stage I will know when I can be out there.
'This is actually the first pre-season that I have looked forward to. The knee feels good and the surgeon and the physios are happy with it as well. Long may it continue, and I just need to continue working hard.'
Snodgrass is part of Steve Bruce's squad undergoing warm weather training in Portugal.
'The lads here have been terrific and they have always wished me well, as have the fans,' he told Hull's official site. 'I appreciate the support, but it is a lonely place being sidelined as the lads have been preparing for games whereas I have been getting ready for the next day's challenge.
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'My ambition is to get back playing for the club and show exactly what I can do. I came here to show the fans what I can do.
'It was a very disappointing season, not just for myself but for the club too so I am itching to get back to try and help the lads achieve promotion back to the Premier League.'