Lambert not worried over Norwich date
Paul Lambert insists focusing on Aston Villa's need to beat his old club Norwich will be his top priority after his summer departure.
Lambert will do battle with Norwich tomorrow for the first time at Villa Park since he quit at the end of last season to take charge of the midlands club. The Scot and Norwich are both suing each other for breach of contract and the matter will ultimately be decided by a Premier League managers' tribunal. Lambert was upset when Norwich chairman Alan Bowkett made the matter public at a fans' forum last month and also claimed he had left all his previous clubs in a similar manner. But his main objective is to revive Villa's season after one win in eight matches has left them occupying 17th position. Lambert, who claims he has not spoken to Bowkett for two years, said: "The Norwich game only has spice because I left. It's not something that I'm really worried about or anything like that. It's just another game. I had a great three years there and if people want to deflect on to something else then I can't help that."