Norwich boss Lambert refusing to dwell on lack of victories

The Canaries return to Carrow Road this afternoon with manager Paul Lambert keen to accentuate the positives.

Visitors Leeds are unbeaten in four games, the last three of which have been wins, and have won back-to-back away games.

City haven't won in their last four, the last three of which have been draws – but Lambert believes it could have been a very different story, especially at Reading a week ago when City relinquished a 3-1 lead to draw 3-3 after Grant Holt's red card.

'You look at the games we've had,' he said. 'Burnley and Millwall, which we should have seen through, and last Saturday – and everybody knows what's happened there.

'We have had a really hard run of games with QPR and Cardiff and Middlesbrough and Burnley. We've had a spate where we have played the bigger ones, but we have done all right considering. We never disgraced ourselves, always gave as good as we got.

'I think the fans realise what we are trying to do, and that is always your guide.'

City have deserved more than they've got in the last three games – which is why Lambert takes a 'glass half full' view.

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'That's why I am always positive when we are playing really well, and if you keep going you get the turn.

'We have had two away games in succession and we have not been beaten. Try and take care of your home games and you are going to be there or thereabouts.'

Lambert saw Holt and Chris Martin, hit the target last week, and believes Martin has benefited from a spell on the bench.

'I always think you have to play under a wee bit of fear, if somebody is vying for your place you don't become complacent,' he said. 'I think if you have that you have problems.'

Martin who scored the winner in the corresponding fixture last season – and Lambert expects another noisy afternoon.

'I think the atmosphere makes it,' he said. 'They will come in their thousands and the Leeds fans will make it as well because of the amount they bring so it has the makings of a great game.'