Robert Snodgrass celebrated his 34th birthday on Tuesday and was sent dozens of messages from players and his friends which he reposted on his Instagram story. The Scotland international was grateful to receive so many well-wishes from people and took the barbs at his advancing age in good jest.

Snodgrass joined West Bromwich Albion on an 18-month deal from West Ham United in January and has gone on to make nine appearances in all competitions. The 34-year-old’s last outing for the Baggies came in March before he picked up an injury.

Snodgrass was absent for West Brom’s 2-2 draw with Bournemouth (August 6), 3-2 win over Luton Town (August 14), 4-0 win over Sheffield United (August 18) and 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers (August 21). Although he’s yet to make an appearance this season, Snodgrass was an unused substitute in Albion’s 1-0 win over Peterborough United (August 28) so he’s nearing a return.

West Brom, who are currently second in the Championship, host Millwall on Saturday afternoon and could go top of the table with a win. Will Snodgrass feature in any capacity?

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