Ex-Lion Snodgrass relishes crack at English top flight after Norwich move

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FORMER Livingston star Robert Snodgrass admitted the chance to play in the Barclays Premier league was too good to pass up, after Norwich yesterday completed the signing of the winger from Leeds on a three-year deal.

The 24-year-old, who joined the Canaries for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £3 million, became manager Chris Hughton’s third summer signing following Jacob Butterfield and Steven Whittaker.

Snodgrass said: “I’m delighted to get it done and dusted and now I’m looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and starting the season. I firmly believe that the Premier League is the best league in the world, and when Norwich came in for me, I made the step because I believe that Norwich can kick on again. Sometimes this window of opportunity doesn’t come about too often, and I jumped at the chance.”

Hughton added: “He is a player I have admired for a number of years now and he’s at a good age at 24, with some excellent experience from his time at Leeds. He’s also got that international experience with Scotland and is used to playing in big matches both with his country and at Elland Road.”

Snodgrass made 193 appearances during his four-year spell with Leeds, scoring 41 goals.

He also has five caps for Scotland and Hughton is confident he will be a success in the Premier League. “Robert is an excellent addition to the squad and I’m delighted to add a player of his calibre to the team,” he said.