Norwich fans plan to dress up like Lambert

Steve Downes Bristol Rovers fans celebrated their final home match of the season by dressing up as pirates - before being pillaged 3-0 by Norwich City. Now Canaries fans are preparing their own last-day dress-up.

Steve Downes

Bristol Rovers fans celebrated their final home match of the season by dressing up as pirates - before being pillaged 3-0 by Norwich City.

Now Canaries fans are preparing their own last-day dress-up.

Hundreds of the team's followers are preparing to copy the usual match-day dress code of their hero, manager Paul Lambert.

When Carlisle United come to Carrow Road tomorrow, Lambert's admirers will sport tracksuit trousers tucked into football socks, and a black sweatshirt over a polo shirt with the collar tucked up.

The fancy dress is a homage to the extraordinarily successful City manager, who took the helm in August, soon after leading Colchester United to a 7-1 win at Carrow Road on the opening day of the season.

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After initially steadying the City ship, he guided them to a record run of home wins and a record number of away wins in a stunning season that saw the club surge back to the Championship as runaway League One champions.

The idea has gained popularity thanks to the social networking internet site Facebook. A “Paul Lambert Day” group on the site currently has 449 members.

t To join the group, visit http://tinyurl.com/23oecdc.

t Don't miss all the reports from the game in Monday's Evening News.