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Lambert lauds Norwich desire


Paul Lambert

Paul Lambert

Paul Lambert

Paul Lambert is confident Norwich's hunger to stay in the Barclays Premier League will carry them on to bigger and better things in 2012.

Canada striker Simeon Jackson came off the bench to head an equaliser deep into stoppage-time against Fulham at Carrow Road on Saturday, which kept the Canaries perched comfortably in mid-table. Norwich head to QPR on Monday to tackle another of the promoted clubs who have been punching above their weight to stay out of the relegation zone.

"The lads have just carried on with what they did over the past two and a half years," said Lambert, who has overseen successive promotions since taking over at Carrow Road.

"They have spirit, with an enthusiasm and hunger for the game. Their ability is great.

"We are a young side, the average is about 23, and we are certainly making a fight of it, that is for sure.

"Now we have to turn it all over and go again on Monday, so it is relentless."

Lambert added: "Every match is hard - I have never seen an easy game.

"I do not expect this one coming to be easy either, but we are doing really fine at the moment.

"There is a long, long way to go, we are halfway through it, and we will do everything we can to stay in the league."