After the additions of Elliott Ward, Andrew Crofts, Steve Smith, Andrew Surman and David Fox, the defence and midfield numbers will give Lambert plenty of options come August 6 and that Friday night TV date with Malky Mackay’s Hornets.
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A £500,000 transfer fee has been mentioned in some quarters and it is thought that Paul Lambert is on the lookout for an extra striker to add to the mix. But as recently as last week, new Gills boss Andy Hessenthaler denied that they had received any sort of communication from Norfolk.
“At 23-years-old he’s already got great experience and has played in the Premier League. He will give us balance and like everyone else, he will come in and compete for a place. He certainly knows the Championship and I’m sure he will do well for us.”
Professional footballers may well be many, many things. But the one thing they are not is stupid. Not, at least, when it comes to football. Not only have they played the game to a certain standard for the vast majority of their adult lives, they have also lived within the confines of a professional dressing room since the age of 16.
“I’ve now had the operation and it will get me back for the start of pre-season. If I’d left it two weeks, it might have been cutting into pre-season. And I want to be in The Championship; the team needs everyone firing on all cylinders for next season.”
Hornets ‘keeper Loach expecting a tricky start at Carrow Road, as he backs Green to start in Cape Town tonightJune 18th, 2010 by Tom Haylett | Comments Off
“His was on a bigger scale but mistakes happen anywhere in this game,” said Watford goalkeeper Scott Loach. “I personally believe he is a great goalkeeper and should stay in the number one shirt.”
“Watford will be tough and with Malky coming back there will be a wee bit about it as well, so I’m looking forward to that one,” said Norwich boss Paul Lambert. “Then we have Scunthorpe and they did great to stay up last year under Nigel Adkins.”
“Obviously it’s gone a lot better than I had ever hoped – on both a personal level and on a team level. We knew we needed to achieve promotion, but to go on and win the league in the manner that we’ve done it is fantastic.”
“Declan Rudd is a fine young man and a good goalkeeper,” said Paul Lambert last season. “He works hard and will be one to watch, that’s for sure. You will not see a finer goalkeeper of his age.”
“His progress in the last 12 months has been fantastic and, as with all players, you look to see development each season,” said Newcastle boss Chris Hughton. “His stats at Norwich last season speak volumes for just how well he’s been doing.”