Paul Lambert - Norwich City know exactly what to expect at Fulham in the Premier League

Paul Lambert is not fooled by Fulham's recent downturn ahead of Saturday's Premier League trip to Craven Cottage.

Martin Jol's men have lost their last three but Lambert saw enough in an encouraging midweek defeat at champions Manchester United to know what lies in store.

'It didn't look to me like their confidence had been dented from watching the Manchester United game and looking at how well they played up there,' he said. 'I don't think they will be too down. Swansea went there and beat them but it is still a really tough place to go. Fulham, look at the squad, they have top players who have competed in Europe. Maybe they don't get the praise they deserve because they have a good manager and really, really top players in their team. You could say they didn't have much luck at United. I don't think it is luck because Man United have been doing that for years, winning 1-0, 1-0. I know they had the penalty claim, I know all that, but United are vying for the title, but I don't think they will play like that against us. I think they will come out and attack us so it will be a different game.'

Lambert insists there has been no hint of slacking off this week during the build up after the Canaries edged within a point of the widely accepted 40-point survival marker with a timely home win against struggling Wolves.

'It's the same it has always been. No-one gets carried away or too down when things don't go our way so I certainly don't want to try and change anybody's mood if we can help it,' he said. 'The lads have been great. I have said before that mathematically it is not finished. We have given ourselves a good lead, we are playing well. It depends on other results as well. I know it might be boring nonsense but that is the way I perceive it. You just don't know. I have been in football long enough to know that it is the most unpredictable game in sport that people play.'

Lambert will make late calls on whether to include midfielder Anthony Pilkington (hamstring) and Dani Ayala in his plans this weekend. The Spanish defender featured in a midweek reserve outing against Fulham's second string. Declan Rudd, James Vaughan and Marc Tierney are not under consideration but Tierney could feature in next week's final home reserve fixture against Sunderland.