A crucial point says Lambert

PUBLISHED: 10:40 22 March 2010 | UPDATED: 17:09 10 September 2010

Paul Lambert looks focused before kick-off. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Paul Lambert looks focused before kick-off. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Chris Lakey

Paul Lambert says a single point at Swindon could prove invaluable come the end of the season.

The Canaries came within seconds of taking all three until Swindon skipper Gordon Greer popped up with a late, late equaliser.

Paul Lambert says a single point at Swindon could prove invaluable come the end of the season.

The Canaries came within seconds of taking all three until Swindon skipper Gordon Greer popped up with a late, late equaliser.

It left City eight points clear of Leeds, who face Millwall at Elland Road tonight - and Lambert had few genuine complaints.

"I thought we had done enough, but you are never quite sure," he said. "A decent point - but we should have won the game.

"Even if we are not going to get a second maybe we should have done a little bit better with the ball, but it keeps it going, coming to a place where they're really flying, Swindon, so we're well in the mix.

"I can't be critical of people dropping people in the box because in general terms I think we have been excellent this season."

City went ahead early in the second half when Grant Holt headed in a Michael Rose cross, and when keeper Fraser Forster denied Alan Sheehan and then tipped away a Jonathan Douglas shot deep into time added on, it looked like it would stay that way. But Greer was unmarked as he headed in Sheehan's corner.

"You think when he makes the saves you're going to see it through," said Lambert.

"I'm really disappointed, gutted for the lads, gutted for the fans that come and watch us.

"But it could be a massive point. You thought you'd done enough to see it through, obviously we never did and it could be a huge point come the end.

"Delighted with the lads' desire, work rate and commitment against a team that are going really well. Disappointed that we lost a goal in the last second, but the lads have been brilliant for me."

After the win at Huddersfield seven days earlier and with Leeds coming up at Carrow Road on Saturday, it was a big away result for City, although Lambert wasn't entirely satisfied with the haul so far.

"I am - but you are greedy, you want to win them," he said.

"I know I can't win every game, but what the lads have given me, their effort and their commitment in games, has put them in a position where we are back in the mix. We're back home next Saturday - we're a good side.

"We are undefeated, we are still at the top, other teams haven't really made any headway and it's another away game for us as well. We're at home next week, which will be nice.

"The atmosphere will be terrific. It's what people want to come and watch."

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