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Paul Lambert returns

Paul Lambert returns to Carrow Road for the first time tonight Photo: PA

Norwich fans are probably still deciding how to welcome former manager Paul Lambert back to Carrow Road tonight.

He brings his Aston Villa side to face the Canaries in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup.

For many Norwich fans, the decision of whether to boo or applaud will probably take up as much grey matter as what actually happens in the game.

There are mixed feelings for the fans who saw back-to-back promotions under Lambert, but then who saw their hero walk out after securing safety in the Premier League.

That uncertainty is reflected in a poll on the Pink 'Un website in which most Norwich fans voted to simply 'do nothing'.

A win for Norwich would mean their first semi-final appearance in a cup competition since 1992, but more still, the chance to laud it over the man who famously turned his back on the club over the summer.

Norwich manager Chris Hughton has praised the job done by Paul Lambert during his tenure at Carrow Road.

"I can only speak about the job that he did here and what I've inherited," he said.

"I have inherited a great group of lads that have integrated the new lads in in a very good way. You only have to look at his achievements in his three years here to see he's been successful."

Norwich's win over Swansea takes them to 10 games unbeaten in all competitons Credit: PA

Both Ryan Bennett and Alexander Tettey missed Saturday's enthralling 4-3 win at Swansea and neither will feature for Norwich tonight.

Steven Whittaker and Wes Hoolahan are also doubts but Hughton is pleased with defender Michael Turner's timely return from injury.

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