Germany trip is vital for bonding - Lambert

Norwich City boss Paul Lambert believes the club's pre-season training camp in Germany will be vital for team bonding ahead of the new Premier League season.

The City boss has brought in six new faces to the squad over the summer and believes the week away will give his players the chance to cement the team spirit that has carried them to successive promotions.

'Our job is to get those lads ready for the Wigan game and that's the main priority, to get them all gelling together and make them that close knit unit that we're going to have to have to compete,' said Lambert, who will be putting his players through a stern fitness regime this week to get his side ready for that trip to the DW Stadium on August 13.

'When we get them to Germany it's time to get them together and get them bonding really, that's important as well. But as I've said I don't have any fear given the type of characters we have and I'm sure they'll get on very well.'

City fly off for Germany on Sunday, July 17 and will play two fixtures against local opposition.

The first fixture will take place on Wednesday, July 20 at the Gottingen Stadium where the Canaries take on Sparta Gottingen for the first 45 minutes, before taking on RSV Gottingen for the second 45 (kick-off at 6.30pm, local German time). This fixture will be open to the public.

After two further days of training, City will then face FSV Wacker 90 Nordhausen in their second fixture of the tour. This game will be played behind closed doors and will not be open to the public.

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While the first team is in Germany, a Norwich XI will face Wroxham at Trafford Park on July 19 (ko 7.30pm), before travelling to Bridge Road to face Histon (ko 7.30pm).

Tickets for the Gorleston match on Saturday are now available priced at �15 and �10 concessions from Music Lovers, Gorleston High St and Spick & Span at both Great Yarmouth and Caister High Street.