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Snodgrass is international class

ROBERT SNODGRASS has been named William Hill International Player of the Year by members of the Scottish Football Writers Association.

And the West Ham United attacker will be at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel on Sunday, May 21 to collect his award.

Snodgrass, capped 23 times, insists the enormity of playing for his country will never leave him.

He said: “Playing for Scotland was a dream come true for me from the very start.

“You’re living the dream each time you pull on that jersey. It’s a special feeling and a proud moment.

“To be named international player of the year is special for me. It’s great that I can be there to pick it up.”

The former Livingston, Leeds, Norwich and Hull forward has won the award for the second time having also come out on top in a poll of members in 2014.

Now his focus is on the massive World Cup showdown with England at Hampden on Saturday, June 10.

He and the rest of the side will be out for revenge after their 3-0 loss at Wembley in November. Snodgrass saw a great chance blocked as the Scots paid for not taking their opportunities.

He said: “This game is a massive one. I don’t think you’ll get a bigger game in a Scotland jersey. It’s one we’ve all been looking forward to.

“Wembley is gone now, along with that horrible taste in the mouth.

“If we had taken our chances we’d probably have won.

“I still think back to my chance. If it had gone in it might have been a different story. To now have England in our own backyard with a packed house will be huge.”

Lindsay Herron