Robert Snodgrass sends thank you message to Leeds United, suggests he will get booed

Robert Snodgrass is returning to Leeds this weekend with Hull City.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Post, Robert Snodgrass has sent a thank you message to Leeds United, whilst also suggesting that he will get booed by the Elland Road crowd this weekend.

Snodgrass said: “Leeds United gave me my chance and I will be forever grateful for that and they brought me down from Scotland and introduced me to English football and were great for me. I believe the Leeds fans will give me a [decent] reception. But I know as soon as I go on the park, there will be boos [from the Leeds support].”

Snodgrass, 28, has been recovering from a long-term injury he suffered last season, and he made his first appearance of the season against Manchester City in the League Cup earlier this week.

His return to league action has been long awaited, and it is extra special that it comes against Leeds at Elland Road.

The winger spent four years with the Whites after linking up with the Championship club in 2008, leaving Livingston in his homeland of Scotland.

He played 187 times for Leeds, scoring 41 goals and creating 40 more, establishing himself as a hero in Yorkshire.

This is the first time Snodgrass will be heading back to Elland Road as a player since leaving Leeds in 2012, when he joined Norwich City.

Snodgrass has thanked Leeds for being the club to bring him to England, and whilst he expects a good reception from the Elland Road support, he does also believe there will be boos if he gets onto the field as a player.

The winger has played just 17 minutes of action this season, and as he is making his recovery from injury, there is only a slim chance that Snodgrass will be risked to make his first appearance at Elland Road since 2012.

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