West Bromwich Albion confirmed at the end of January that they’d parted company with Robert Snodgrass – the 34-year-old made 15 appearances in all competitions before his contract was mutually terminated.
Snodgrass, who joined West Brom from West Ham United in January 2021, was sidelined with a back injury for the last two months of his Hawthorns stint, so his departure wasn’t a big shock.
The decision has backfired, however, as Snodgrass would join Luton Town in mid-February and could win promotion to the Premier League if the Hatters win the second leg of their Championship playoff semi and final.
The Scottish international has made 10 appearances across the board for Luton this season, making a cameo in Championship playoff clash with Huddersfield Town (1-1).
West Brom finished 10th in the table after axing Snodgrass while Luton finished sixth, so he’s really failed upwards. The 34-year-old is a talented midfielder who would improve most Championship sides, but his fitness has been an issue in recent years.
Snodgrass has amassed 939 minutes of league football this season from a possible 4140, so he’s missed a lot of action. Earning promotion with Luton would be impressive after the West Brom setback, and fans have made it clear that they want him to stay regardless.