Norwich City boss Lambert yet to decide on Surman

Norwich City boss Paul Lambert will make a decision later on today whether to include Andrew Surman in his squad for tomorrow's Championship clash against Reading at Carrow Road.

The midfielder has been suffering from a long-term knee injury but came through the Norfolk Senior Cup semi-final defeat against Dereham unscathed.

However, Lambert wanted to see how the former Wolves man trained today before making a decision whether to include the 24-year-old in his matchday squad.

'I'll decide later on in the day,' said the City boss, who is looking for his side to bounce back from the 2-1 defeat against Burnley last weekend. 'He came through Tuesday and he is ok. The main thing was to get the lad game time.

'He is a top player and hopefully this time we can get him through to the end of the season.'


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Lambert was relieved to report a clean bill of health despite several members of his squad being on international duty this week.

'Everyone's fine. It's a great honour to play for your country so if it (an injury) happens then it happens. I wouldn't ask them to go there half-hearted or anything like that. It's their country that they're playing for.'

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Meanwhile, Lambert hopes that Stephen Hughes uses his loan spell at MK Dons to get some game time but doesn't know yet whether Millwall manager Kenny Jackett wants to extend the loan of Jens Berthel-Askou.

'I'll have to wait and see what Kenny thinks really. Jens is obviously behind Zak (Whitbread), Wardy (Elliott Ward) and Leon (Barnett).

'Jens had the option to go elsewhere at the beginning of January and didn't want to go. The Millwall thing came up and he knows himself that he is behind the lads in front of him.'

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