“He [Gary Doherty] has given me a problem, of course. Everybody does when they play well – they give the manager a problem and the manager has to pick a team to win games.” TOM HAYLETT reports.
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“I didn’t get much of an opportunity there, so maybe there is a little point to prove. But it’s not about myself – the main thing is that the team’s got to go there, put in a performance and get the three points.” TOM HAYLETT reports.
“Before the sending off on Saturday, there was only one team in the game,” Lambert said. “It was as well as we’ve played since I’ve been here and if we carry on like that we won’t be too far away.” TOM HAYLETT reports ahead of tomorrow’s Carrow Road clash with Leyton Orient.
“They battled really well, especially as we were down to 10 men for most of it, and I felt they definitely deserved something out of the game,” said the City boss. “They never wilted and kept on going – which is really pleasing.” TOM HAYLETT reports.
“You’re a name, you’re a scalp and they’ll want to take us, not the other way around,” Paul Lambert said this morning. “But we’re not thinking ‘oh we’re only going to Gillingham where they only get 8,000’. TOM HAYLETT reports.
“Getting this on my 17th birthday is just fantastic,” said the England youth goalkeeper. “I’m now hoping for a good season in the youth team and then try and break into the reserves.” TOM HAYLETT reports.
“When I went for the ball I think there was no way the goalie was going to get it,” said the striker. “He was out swinging and he’s got three yards to come out claim it and he’s come and missed the ball. It’s hit me and gone in.” TOM HAYLETT reports.
“Obviously I haven’t been playing the last few games but I played today and I’m just happy about that,” said a clearly delighted Hoolahan after the game. “I want to stay, I like it here.” TOM HAYLETT reports.
Lambert’s team look organised, and well drilled and they sure aren’t going to roll over and die when they go behind. In fact, all he needs to do to prove he’s the real deal is spot the defensive link between Saturday’s opposition goals!
“He [Korey Smith] has done brilliantly. I’m asking an awful lot of him and if we had more experienced lads, he might not have got as many games. But since I’ve been here, he’s been terrific.” TOM HAYLETT reports.
“At the end of the day it’s just another match and we’ll go out and do it as a team,” said one of this season’s success stories. “If we win it will be excellent because people can then see what we can do.” TOM HAYLETT reports.
“I think everybody was surprised that he only got two games. But they’ve got a lot of quality in the squad, a lot of strength in depth and they’ll be up there.” TOM HAYLETT reports.
“I played a friendly on Tuesday and, now I’ve got through that, I want to finish the rest of the week strongly and try and get on the bench against my old team Norwich,” said the former City striker. TOM HAYLETT reports.
Speculation surrounding Birmingham City owners David Gold and David Sullivan, and their rumoured interest in Norwich City, will no doubt hot up today after Carson Yeung formally launched his Blues takeover bid.
The Hong Kong businessman has now sent out official offer documents to shareholders and it would be a surprise if Gold and Sullivan were not already eyeing their next move.
Yeung, who launched a failed bid to buy Blues in 2007, is offering �1 a share and hopes to …
City boss Paul Lambert could not hide his anger last night after some dubious refereeing decisions played their part in a disappointing evening at Stadium:MK.
Apart from Roger East's continuous refusal to give Grant Holt any protection whatsoever � on one occasion, he was clearly elbowed in the back of the head, only for the referee to give a free-kick to MK Dons � there were the two penalty decisions in either box.
The first one came in the 18th minute when Dean …
MK Dons assistant boss Karl Robinson admitted that his side will have their work cut out against Paul Lambert's miserly City in tonight's live TV clash at Stadium:MK.
The Canaries started the season shipping goals for fun, but ever since the Scot made the trip up the A12 from Colchester, his new charges have become much more resolute � three clean sheets in a row is proof of that.
And with the likes of Grant Holt still leading the line, goals at the other end will …
“His [Russell’s] fitness is certainly not up to speed yet but he can play the game. If he starts, we don’t know how long we’ll get out of him or how long his injury will last so it is a risk. But we’ve not got too many options at the minute.” TOM HAYLETT reports.
City forgotten man Jamie Cureton has admitted he's relishing the backing of new boss Paul Lambert as he aims to get back on the goal trail at Stadium:MK on Monday night.
It looked like he was on his way out of Norfolk after Bryan Gunn made it clear he wasn't part of his first-team plans.
But when the man who wanted to sign him in the summer came up the A12 from Colchester, Cureton's love affair with the Canaries was back on track. And he's as happy as …
City boss Paul Lambert added another name to the injured list by revealing Darel Russell is a concern ahead of the televised match at MK Dons on Monday night.
With Matt Gill and Owain Tudur Jones already out of action, the Scot will be aware that his midfield options are dwindling.
And while Lambert admitted that it's too early to say whether the calf injury that forced him off during the reserves' win over Southend will rule him out, he will be wrapping Stephen …
City's fringe players gave the watching Paul Lambert a few headaches of the right kind last night after the second string ran out comfortable 5-0 winners over Southend.
Making their return to the Totesport.com Combination � East Division, Ian Crook's side dominated throughout and the likes of Gary Doherty and Wes Hoolahan gave Lambert plenty to think about.
For some, it is a surprise that they�are both still in Norfolk after the pair were strongly linked with moves …