Norwich City boss Lambert reports clean bill of health
Norwich boss Paul Lambert confirmed on Monday morning his squad is fighting fit to tackle Wolves tomorrow in the Premier League.
The Canaries picked up no fresh injury worries after a battling 1-1 weekend draw at Everton. Zak Whitbread played his first full 90 minutes since damaging his hamstring against Chelsea. Steve Morison's late withdrawal at Goodison Park was to give the Welsh international a much-needed breather. Ritchie De Laet (back) is again ruled out for the trip to Molineux. Elliott Ward and Korey Smith are poised to re-join training over the festive period.
'Everybody seems to be okay,' said Lambert, at his Colney pre-match briefing. 'Zak came through it really fine, so he did, so hopefully he is ready to go again. It's really hard at this time of year with the number of games but it is more or less the same for everybody. I'll see how the lads are feeling later on today and tomorrow. It's a big ask for everybody to play every game over this period. I have to judge how they are and how they are feeling in themselves. It's just the way it is. We have to be ready the best we can to go again. I think its vital we go into this period trying to do as well as we have done for the first 16 games. You can't prioritise one game as more important than another one. I've always said they are so tough and tomorrow night will be no different.
'I think this period can have a big bearing but you can say that about the first game in August. If you get off to a bad start it affects everything later on. I never look too far ahead.'