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Snodgrass: For Club & Country

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14:30 4th July 2014

Set to become a key player in the Hull City squad following his arrival from Norwich City, Robert Snodgrass is also likely to continue as a key component for Scotland for the next few years.

The Tigers’ new signing has already been capped 15 times by his country since making his debut in 2011 and as well as being excited by the new challenge that awaits him at the KC Stadium, Snodgrass is also excited by the potential his national side has ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign which gets underway later this year.

“We’ve been putting a good few results together and Gordon Strachan has done a fantastic job since becoming manager,” said Snodgrass.

“I’ve played in more of a central role for Scotland and managed to score a few goals which has been great. I’m just delighted to be a part of it because I feel that we have a right good chance of qualifying for the next tournament, a better chance than we did last time.

“It’s been a while since Scotland were in a major tournament and too many times we’ve said it will be the next one. We need to go out there and do it this time.

“We’ve built a good squad with a great spirit, so hopefully we can progress.”

Drawn in a group that features Germany, Poland, Republic of Ireland, Georgia and Gibraltar, Scotland will certainly be looking to make a push for qualification.

And Snodgrass is unlikely to be our only representative in the Scottish squad with Allan McGregor and George Boyd also in manager Strachan’s plans.

“I spoke to Allan before signing here and he’s a very nice man and a top goalkeeper as well,” added Snodgrass.

“I’m delighted that I’m going to get to work with him here and I know a few of the other lads here as well.

“It’s all about new challenges for myself and new targets. As an individual and as a team, we want to finish as high up the league as we can. That ambition is the same for everybody - the manager, the players, the fans – the new season is all about seeing how far we can go.”

Despite already having Premier League and international experience under his belt, Snodgrass’s move to the Tigers will offer the chance to add a new experience to his CV.

“European football will be something new on my CV,” said the 26-year-old.

“I think that will be the same for a few of the other boys here but it’s certainly something to look forward to.

“It’s an exciting challenge as we look to progress to the next stage of the Europa League and I can’t wait to get started with that.”

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