Robert Snodgrass: It’s time for Norwich City to get one over their old boss Paul Lambert

Robert Snodgrass celebrates scoring Norwich City's winner over Tottenham on Sunday - and he would fancy repeating the feat at Aston Villa. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Robert Snodgrass celebrates scoring Norwich City's winner over Tottenham on Sunday - and he would fancy repeating the feat at Aston Villa. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
6:28 PM

Robert Snodgrass may not have been at Norwich City under Paul Lambert’s tenure – but the Scottish winger still believes it’s time the Canaries got one over their old boss.

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11 Hull 27 -2 30

12 Swansea 27 -4 28

13 Aston Villa 27 -10 28

14 Norwich 27 -19 28

15 Stoke 27 -15 27

16 Crystal Palace 26 -18 26

17 West Brom 27 -8 25

18 Sunderland 26 -16 24

19 Cardiff 27 -29 22

20 Fulham 27 -32 21

Since Lambert’s departure for Aston Villa in the summer of 2012, City have managed one draw in four games against the Villains – in the only fixture at Villa Park, against 10 men in the Premier League last season. A Capital One Cup quarter-final exit and two league defeats – all at Carrow Road – have left Lambert smiling on each of his City reunions.

It’s a record Chris Hughton’s side will hope to change in Birmingham on Sunday, when they aim to build on their superb victory over Spurs last weekend.

“Of course it would be a great time to try to put one over Paul Lambert because we haven’t done it yet,” said Snodgrass.

“If the boys ever need confidence or belief, they just have to look at the performance against Spurs and see how much we are together – and I think we will do well there.”

It has been a tough season for City, although the hope is that win over Tottenham can finally give them a platform to dispel fears of Premier League relegation come their fraught run-in.

“It has been very hard to keep the spirit up,” added Snodgrass. “We’ve been through some highs and a lot of lows this season and it’s been key to keep picking ourselves up. The manager, the backroom staff. We’ve got a great little bunch here and we’re all so close, and you can see that in performances like Sunday.

“Sunday was back to the old level of performance from last year, and everybody is pulling in the right direction.”

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