West Ham’s Robert Snodgrass handed one-match ban before Leicester

West Ham vs Leicester

West Ham host Leicester City on Saturday as they look to keep their Europa League hopes alive.

Should Manchester City beat Watford in the FA Cup final, 7th place will earn a spot in next seasons Europa League.

Leicester currently occupy that spot, although Wolves will return to 7th place if they win their game in hand.

With four games remaining of the season, the Hammers currently sit five points behind the Foxes.

As a result, they desperately need to pick up all three points this weekend to stand any chance of finishing 7th.

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 30: Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Leicester City acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Leicester City and AFC Bournemouth at The King Power Stadium on March 30, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Snodgrass hit with ban

Prior to the Leicester clash though, West Ham have been dealt a blow.

On Tuesday the 16th of April, Robert Snodgrass was found guilty of misconduct towards UK anti-doping officials.

Snodgrass will be fined £30,000 and sever a one-match ban.

The FA released this statement regarding the Snodgrass ban:

A misconduct charge against Robert Snodgrass has been found proven by an Independent Regulatory Commission.

It was alleged that his language and/or behaviour towards UK Anti-Doping officials, who were visiting West Ham United’s training ground on 06 February 2019, was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper.

The player has been given a one-match suspension. Which, is not currently active whilst he considers his right of appeal, and fined £30,000. As quoted by the Evening Standard.

The ban isn’t, however, currently in effect as West Ham are set to appeal the decision meaning Snodgrass may be available to face Leicester.

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