Ex-Livingston boss Preston: Norwich's Snodgrass played up as teen

Robert Snodgrass' former Livingston boss Allan Preston is delighted for the Scot's success at Norwich City. Preston was in charge of Scottish side Livingston when Snodgrass was a rising star.

Robert Snodgrass' former Livingston boss Allan Preston is delighted for the Scot's success at Norwich City.

Preston was in charge of Scottish side Livingston when Snodgrass was a rising star.

He told the Pink 'Un: “He was very highly thought of at Livingston.

“He was the jewel in the crown, but the problem was the off-the-field stuff.

“You’d say to him he had to behave as a professional, but he was 17, a young boy with a fair amount of money and as young boys are wont to do, he wanted to get out, have a laugh, party, drink...

“He would miss training, but once you got him out there he was brilliant, fantastic, a youngster with great ability who loved playing football.

“His right foot isn’t bad at all, but his left foot is God-given. You don’t like to see that ability go to waste, but I was worried and when John Robertson, as manager, put him out on loan to Stirling Albion, I did wonder, ‘is that it?’.

“But he came back, screwed the nut and has realised that gift.”

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