Lambert wants to bring in 'one or two' signings
Michael Bailey Norwich City manager Paul Lambert is hoping to make changes as the transfer deadline approaches. The former Colchester United boss has had only since last Thursday to work with his new players but will need to make up his mind quickly on who he wants to stay and go, with the transfer window set to close at 5pm on Tuesday.
Norwich City manager Paul Lambert is hoping to make changes as the transfer deadline approaches.
The former Colchester United boss has had only since last Thursday to work with his new players but will need to make up his mind quickly on who he wants to stay and go, with the transfer window set to close at 5pm on Tuesday.
“The transfer window closes after the weekend and we will try and bring in lads to help the current lads that are here,” said Lambert.
“We'll get one or two who will maybe move on for certain things and maybe one or two lads we'll try and get in throughout the coming season.
“That's normal as a football manager. You try and put your mark on it. There's no point at looking to what happened previous because I wasn't part of it.
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“If it was all a bed of roses I wouldn't be here, so I will try all I can to make this club successful.”
Darel Russell and Dejan Stefanovic would both seem likely candidates to leave Carrow Road, while Lambert could yet be tempted to return to his former club should we wish to bring new faces into Colney.
The Canaries boss is also hoping to loan out a few of his young professionals, after previously acknowledging his current squad of 30 is too big.
The City books include first year professionals David Stephens, Tom Adeyemi, Korey Smith, Luke Daley, Declan Rudd and Dario Dumic.
“I think if they can go out and play men's football, that is more beneficial for them than playing their own age group and I think they're good enough to do it,” said Lambert.
“If we're a bit stretched we'll need to put them in the first team, and three of four of them have already been a part of the first team squad.
“But young ones fluctuate up and down with their form, so they need a bit of help and experience in them.”
But despite his oversized squad, Lambert is more than happy with the quality of City's young stars, who impressed during last season's FA Premier Academy League season where City Under-18s finished second, as well as a run to the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup.
“We might have a big, big squad, but a lot of them are young as well and so far they've made a big impression, that's for sure,” added the Norwich boss.
“Korey's come in and done great, Tom has done really fine when he's come on and Luke Daley certainly didn't disgrace himself against Sunderland.
“Plus Declan Rudd has been on the bench, so I think if they're good enough then you throw them in.”