Snodgrass blasts Bates over unfulfilled promises as Leeds captain eyes Premier move
14:52 GMT, 22 May 2012
Leeds United captain Robert Snodgrass has revealed he is finding it difficult to accept chairman Ken Bates' vision for the future after promises to achieve promotion failed to materialise.
The Elland Road club face another season in the Championship after finishing well off the pace in 14th position, and Snodgrass makes no secret of his desire to play in the Barclays Premier League.
The former Livingston player has been offered improved terms to remain at the Yorkshire club, but is not willing to sign if the club are unable to match his ambition.
Unfulfilled: Snodgrass has hit out at the Leeds chairman
He said: 'I'd love to get into the Premier League with Leeds. I'm captain now which is a different challenge.
'The chairman is trying to put a bit of pressure on me and he's telling me what plans he has for the club.
'But they told me the same type of plans the season before and it didn’t work out so it's hard to buy into these things again.'
Whites boss Neil Warnock has promised the Scot can leave Elland Road next summer if they fail to seal a return to the Premier League.
But Snodgrass will not allow his boss's comments to affect his decision as the 63-year-old is only contracted until the end of next season.
Maybe next year Warnock poses with the Championship play-off trophy
'He has already said he won’t be sticking around much longer. Who knows whether he has one or two more years left at Leeds
'It's all right for him to say he could get me a move but if he leaves the people above him in the football club are not going to worry about what he said.
'My future doesn’t lie in the hands of Neil Warnock, it's in the hands of Robert Snodgrass.'