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Snodgrass’ Twitter claim

8.20am: Aston Villa’s Robert Snodgrass has revealed why he did a lap of honour at Elland Road last Friday.

Snodgrass, who spent four seasons with Leeds United between 2008 and 2012, applauded the home supporters after Villa’s 1-1 draw. 

One fan said: “Got to say quality from @robsnodgrass7 going around Elland Road applauding fans, should never be booed did a lot for the club when he was there.”

And Snodgrass replied: “That was always the plan regardless [of] the result or me getting booed they were amazing with me for four years.”

Aston Villa eye McBurnie

7.00am: Aston Villa are considering a move for Swansea forward Oli McBurnie.

Steve Bruce is in need of attacking reinforcements after losing Jonathan Kodjia and Scott Hogan to injury.

According to The Sun on Sunday, 21-year-old McBurnie has emerged as a target for Bruce. 

He has made seven appearances in the Premier League this season.

Adkins to Hull?

6.30am: Former Southampton boss Nigel Adkins is the 8/11 favourite with SkyBet to succeed Leonid Slutsky at Hull City.

Slutsky’s six-month reign at the KCOM came to an end yesterday.

Gary Megson (2/1), Tony Pulis (8/1) and Paul Lambert (10/1) are also high in the betting markets. 

Adkins has been out of work since leaving Sheffield United in May 2016.

Leeds captain disappointed

6.00am: Leeds United skipper Liam Cooper believes his side deserved to beat Aston Villa on Friday.

Pontus Jansson headed Leeds in front before Henri Lansbury netted a late equaliser. 

“There is a sense of deflation,” Cooper said. “I thought we were the better team for long durations of the game.

“There are always going to be times in games when teams do get on top, but I thought we handled that. 

“I thought the goal was a bit lucky on their behalf, Pontus made a good tackle in the middle of the park and it fell to their lad and went in off the post.”

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