Norwich City boss refuses to get carried away after QPR win
Paul Lambert insists there is plenty of hard work ahead after today's comeback win against ten-men QPR moved Norwich back into the Premier League top ten.
Second half substitute Steve Morison swept home a late winner to settle a fractious contest that saw Rangers' skipper Joey Barton red carded for an alledged first half head butt in an altercation involving City midfielder Bradley Johnson.
Barton had fired Rangers in front before Anthony Pilkington levelled prior to the break for Lambert's men.
'It just keeps the wolves away from my door,' said Lambert, who maintained a diplomatic silence on the first half flashpoint in his post-match press briefing. 'We've had really hard games at Wolves and Everton, Spurs was another and Fulham and now this one. Its relentless but I think we have coped brilliantly. The lads have been great. They are brilliant to work with. They never give me a minute's problem. They are a close group and they are all in it together. The main objective for this club is to stay in the league. I'll take one game at a time but if this club survives in its first year it will have been monumental for us.'
Lappin again shuffled his pack with Simon Lappin one of five changes from the starting line up that drew with Fulham at the weekend.
'Simon probably never expected it. He has never let me down,' he said. 'It is the same situation with Adam (Drury). They are the same type of characters. They never moan, they just get on with it. Great professionals. I thought Simon did well for the amount of time he was on the pitch. He only found out about 1:55pm he was playing.'