HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Robert Snodgrass of West Ham United applauds during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and West Ham United at John Smith's Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini is very pleased with how Robert Snodgrass has turned around his fortunes at the club

The 31-year-old midfielder arrived at West Ham in 2017 from Hull City but struggled to make an impact.

After spending last season on loan at English Championship side Aston Villa, Snodgrass returned in the summer upon Pellegrini’s appointment as manager.

The Chilean then advised Snodgrass to lose weight and he has since been left impressed by what he’s seen.

The Scotsman has since started eight of West Ham’s opening 14 Premier League fixtures with a further five substitute appearances.

“I spoke with Snodgrass at the beginning of the season,” Pellegrini told reporters on the club website.

“It depended on what he wanted and I gave him some demands about his work. He’s a great professional player who has the desire to be here.”

Another player capturing interest is summer arrival Felipe Anderson from Lazio, who has scored four goals in his last four outings.

“I think Felipe is improving,” added Pellegrini.

“He played a very good game and he knows more about what he should be doing and not doing. He is improving every game.

West Ham will face Cardiff City tonight at the London Stadium with kick-off set for 20:45 (CET).