Norwich City midfielder Robert Snodgrass looks for Premier League improvements

Norwich City midfielder Robert Snodgrass in pre-season action against San Jose Earthquakes at the weekend. he is among a...

Norwich City midfielder Robert Snodgrass in pre-season action against San Jose Earthquakes at the weekend. he is among a trio of City stars set to face England. Picture: Lyndsay Radnedge/Center Line Soccer - Credit: Archant

Norwich City midfielder Robert Snodgrass insists there is plenty more to come from him as he gears up for his second Premier League campaign at Carrow Road.

The 25-year-old's impressive debut season with the Canaries ended with a close run second place in the player-of-the-year voting but the Scottish international believes he is capable of further improvement.

Snodgrass made his second substitute cameo appearance during the club's 1-0 USA tour defeat at San Jose in the early hours of Sunday morning (BST) after an extended summer break following his international commitments.

'First and foremost I just want to get through pre-season injury free and be fit and strong for the start of the season,' he said. 'Last year I took a little bit of time to settle as I had just moved. I was in a hotel for three months and it was just about finding a place to live. That was difficult but there are no excuses this year. I want to kick on. For myself I have only played two 45 minutes and I have only been back five or six days and we all know pre-season is over a five or six week season.

'From a personal point of view I am just building to the start of the season. I feel good. The backroom staff have got us working ever so hard over here and that is what it is all about. They were a decent side, they saw the game out well and we never managed to get to that high tempo we showed the other day.'


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Snodgrass is also predicting big things from ex-Leeds team mate Luciano Becchio over the coming months after helping carve out the Argentine's first goal for the Canaries in the opening tour win over Mexicans Dorados de Sinaloa in Sacramento.

'For him I think it is about taking his chance and putting the ball in the back of the net,' he said.

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'I have seen him do that numerous times at Leeds but he is playing at a higher level and I said that to him funnily enough the other day – that he used to get more touches in League One and the Championship.

'He needs to take one or two touches and get himself in the box. That is what the top boys do and you see it week in, week out. There is no doubt he can score goals, he proved that at Leeds, and I genuinely feel this is a big year for him.'

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