Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Lambert sets sight on big scalp

On Sunday afternoon two Glaswegian manager’s at different ends of their managerial career’s go head to head, with the youngest looking to land his first blow in the top flight.

Paul Lambert’s Canaries have impressed immensely in their return to the Premier League and now find themselves only needed five more points to reach the magic forty point mark.

Paul Lambert
Despite last week’s cup defeat against Leicester, Lambert’s men have played an attractive style of football and on Sunday they will look to get their first scalp against once of the big boys and they do not get much bigger than the champions.

Sir Alex Ferguson will have been delighted at United’s win at Ajax last week, meaning he would not have to risk his best players as he prepares for the battle at Carrow Road.

The move to rest Wayne Rooney is credit to Norwich as Ferguson realises that if his team are not at their best they will fall short on Sunday.

In what is a crucial game for United as they look to keep up the pressure on leaders Manchester City, in contrast there is no pressure on the Canaries, but Lambert will be keen to secure a landmark victory.

There will be goals on Sunday the only real concern for Norwich is the fact that they have only kept one clean sheet this season but their front men have ensured that they have outscored their rivals on a number of occasions.

Lambert is now really starting to make headway in the managerial game and in winning the Champions League as a player he has the drive and determination to make a significant mark as a manager.

Grant Holt
He has bought very well in an age where big fees are paid for players he has an eye for an bargain. In Steve Morison and club captain Grant Holt they have provided the goals required to survive in the top flight. Elsewhere he has made smart acquisitions and has spent very well and has instilled an ethos in his team and they have reaped the rewards in what has been a fantastic return to the Premier League.  

From where Norwich where two years ago fans must be pinching themselves that they are heading into a clash with England’s biggest club with a real chance of winning. Regardless of the result on Sunday what Lambert has achieved in Norfolk is remarkable and he is set for big things in the game.  

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