We all want a final trip to Wembley - Lambert

Paul Lambert has set his sights on a Wembley final in his first season at Carrow Road. The City boss came within a whisker when he was in charge at Wycombe, taking them to the semi-finals of the League Cup in 2006-07 before facing an obstacle that proved immovable.

Paul Lambert has set his sights on a Wembley final in his first season at Carrow Road.

The City boss came within a whisker when he was in charge at Wycombe, taking them to the semi-finals of the League Cup in 2006-07 before facing an obstacle that proved immovable.

"I've never been there," he said. "With Wycombe we were only against that small team Chelsea, so we were never going to get there, but it would be nice to get there, it really would."

It's City's first game in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy, a competition open only to sides from the lower two divisions, but while it's looked at with contempt by some, Lambert's attitude is "you're in it to win it".


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"You want to win it," he said. "You have people coming to watch. I always think if you are in something you may as well try and win it."

Lambert watched from the directors' box as City lost at Brentford a fortnight ago, having been unveiled as the new manager that morning.

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City lost 2-1 on the night, enough to give Lambert, pictured, some early inside information on both sides.

"They're a decent side," he said. "They're above us in the league, not much now but they're above us. I want to win the game. Whatever team goes out tomorrow will have to step up to the plate.

"I don't know what size crowd we will have but I'm sure the people who come will get right behind us. We had a terrific following Saturday, going that distance - the following was fantastic."

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