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Norwich boss Hughton: Snodgrass as good as any free-kick specialist in country

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton says Robert Snodgrass is as good as any free-kick specialist in the country.

Hughton believes Snodgrass has now emerged as a major offensive weapon for the Canaries.

"He is excellent," said Hughton. "I thought his free kick at West Ham was in when he struck it, but at the moment it is also from distance that he is able to score. When you are a little bit closer to goal it is more of an up and over the wall and he has that ability as well, but he is also striking them well from further out. Sometimes that is a confidence thing. I would say he is more confident now that at the start of the season. You get spells like that and he is looking a real threat and for us it is a valuable asset to have. I leave it up to the players who have to make the decision when they are on the pitch, depending on where the ball is.

"It is all about quality but if it's on the right, then Pilky (Anthony Pilkington) has that quality as well. The interesting one is with Javi (Garrido) who I think when he was at Man City scored a few, but right now it would be difficult to get Snoddy off them."

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