“Yes, we were aware [of the Leeds result] but we can’t influence what happens anywhere else,” said Canary chief Paul Lambert after the 1-0 success. “We can only try and win our own games and it was another big three points.”
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“It will be a hard game,” said the highly-rated goalkeeper. “We have just got to go there and do our job and pick up the three points however we do that.”
“All we can do is win our games and hopefully we won’t be far from doing something. We will be focused to do our own job and win as many games as we can. But you have to be able to handle it – that’s the pressure of the game. Never read your own press because somewhere along the line it bites you.”
“If I keep scoring goals and making an impact then it’s going to be hard for the manager to ignore my claims to get a start. But that’s the manager’s decision and there are two top class strikers in front of me in Holty [Grant Holt] and Chrissy Martin.”
“As everybody knows, he [McNamee] puts in terrific deliveries. We played him on the right to try and get at their full-back and he gives you something different than anybody else.”
“He’s got a terrific willingness to learn and after his two goals, his confidence will be sky high. He’s not long out of non-league football but Oli’s been terrific.”
“Blues could well be facing a bit of a backlash against a team who will now be even more fired up and who I think are certain to go on and win promotion this season,” said former Canary Spencer Prior ahead of tonight’s crucial encounter at Carrow Road.
“We might look to freshen things up to give lads an opportunity to come in and do equally as well as the other lads,” said Norwich boss Paul Lambert. “We’ll see.”
“We go in one goal behind and we’re still in it; at half-time we still think we can win it. And then the decision is a disappointing one and we couldn’t get anything after that. So we’re a bit disappointed by that; but, hopefully, on Tuesday night we’ve got a chance to put that right.”
“It’s just a woeful decision. Woeful. He’s not even looking at the late – no, I’ll stick up for Darel all day long. I don’t think it’s worthy of a red – I don’t even think its worthy of a yellow. A free-kick? Maybe.”
“How the referee thinks that’s a red card – it’s absolutely bizarre,” added Canary boss Lambert. “Sometimes you get a game that’s too big for some people and I think that was too big for him.”
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If there’s a way to send it to a recycle bin and free up capacity for new information, I’d like to know what it is. And soon, because even new football facts aren’t sticking. Before last Saturday’s trip to Millwall, I had to look up who scored when we beat them at home on Boxing Day. And that really isn’t good.
Millwall look a racing certainly for the play-offs at least and as many predicted, they are having an extremely strong second half of the season, so there is no shame in losing at the New Den.
“I have never dwelt on our victories and never once said we would do x,y or z because I know how hard every game is and how badly teams want to beat us because of our long run,” said the Canary chief.
“Things on any given day can go against you and you sometimes need a bit of luck,” said the Scot. “But the level of consistency in the performances has been so high. It’s an impossibility to do it the whole time but we keep on winning so it’s not too bad.”
“Martin, Holt and Hoolahan are well-over the 50-goal mark for the season and, even though one of them isn’t playing, we have to keep the other two quiet,” said Millwall boss Kenny Jackett.
“We’d be happy to talk to him,” said Alan Bowkett. “We will be searching for new investment from Hong Kong to California and look at alternative methods to improve revenues and reduce costs.”
“They’ll probably have a half each as they need game time now to get back to match fitness,” said Ian Crook on the return of Jens Berthel Askou and Michael Spillane.
“When things are not going the way they have been for the last few months you sometimes have to grind out a result – and they are every bit as important as if you are winning 5-0.”