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Lambert refuses to be drawn on speculation

Norwich manager Paul Lambert said people are jumping to conclusions Photo: ITV Anglia

Norwich manager Paul Lambert has refused to be drawn on speculation over his future and the future of captain Grant Holt.

It comes after Holt started in attack in last night’s (May22) game, despite his formal transfer request being rejected by the club.

The Canaries recorded a 2-0 win against Scottish champions Celtic for Adam Drury's testimonial match at Carrow Road.

Lambert deflected questions about the speculation over the Holt, who scored 15 Premier League goals to help keep the Canaries up. He also refused to answer questions about his own position after being linked with the job at Aston Villa.

In his post-match conference Lambert said:

"There is no point asking me. I am telling you I am not answering it. I know what is going on but this is Adam's game."

– Paul Lambert, Norwich manager

Lambert said people are jumping to conclusions:

"It is not about Grant, it is not about me, it is about Adam Drury.

"This isn't the night for those questions. Don't ask me negative things about me or Grant.

"I am delighted I am at Norwich if that is what you are asking.

"I have never said a word that I want to getaway. Not a thing and people jump to conclusions about what I say or don't say."

– Paul Lambert, Norwich manager

Goals came from James Vaughan and Henri Lansbury, giving the hosts a comfortable victory in front of more than 18,500 fans.