Howson unfazed by Lambert exit
Norwich City midfielder Jonny Howson has challenged his team-mates to prove last season's efforts in the Premier League was no fluke.
The Canaries are gearing up for their second successive campaign in the top-flight after marking their return to big time by finishing 12th.
Most of the key elements that have helped City rise through the divisions in recent years are still in place at Carrow Road, with the notable exception of Paul Lambert following his defection to Aston Villa.
The achievements of City's former boss can't be under-estimated, but having said that Howson sees no reason why the players he left behind can't continue to get results under his successor Chris Hughton.
The 24-year-old midfielder, who joined the Canaries from Leeds in the January transfer window, said: "Paul Lambert did a terrific job here and it is our responsibility now as players and the staff coming in to carry that momentum on.
"The club has been on the up the last three seasons, and we have to keep up the hard work. We still have all the players here and I am sure we can do it.
"The manager points you in the right direction, tells us how he wants us to play, but as players we are the ones who go out there and do it.
"I don't think it is a case of it just being all Paul Lambert, because the players went out there and achieved that. It is about getting a mix between managers and staff, then all helping each other out."