Lambert confident viewers will see best of Norwich City

Chris LakeyIt's lights, camera, action tonight as Norwich City take their title-chasing roadshow to the north-west - with Paul Lambert insisting there's no such thing as stage fright. The nation will decide whether or not the Canaries have the X-Factor when they take centre stage at Tranmere's Prenton Park in front of the Sky TV cameras.Chris Lakey

It's lights, camera, action tonight as Norwich City take their title-chasing roadshow to the north-west - with Paul Lambert insisting there's no such thing as stage fright.

The nation will decide whether or not the Canaries have the X-Factor when they take centre stage at Tranmere's Prenton Park in front of the Sky TV cameras.

Their hosts are fighting for survival while the judges reckon City are the hottest act in town. City haven't always done well in front of the cameras, having lost at Leeds and MK Dons in the league - but Lambert says it matters little.

"It doesn't for me," he said. "We've been beaten by Leeds up there and we were terrific, we got beat by an error.


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"For MK Dons we lost three lads on that given day. For Sunderland in the Carling Cup we got beat because they're in the Premiership and we were finding our feet. Does it really bother me? No. The lads will be up for it."

Tranmere are struggling in the relegation zone and manager Les Parry says the presence of the cameras and the challenge of beating the table-toppers will give his side the boost they need.

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But Lambert says he knows exactly what sort of challenge to expect.

"Les has done really well up there," he said. "They were really down and out and he has got them on a little bit of a run, got them out of it for a stage and then all of a sudden you find yourself back in it. I'm pretty sure they'll be up for it.

"Every game is hard, really tough. They have got their own thing to look after, they are fighting to stay in the league. It's a tough game, they gave us a hard game here."

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