Lambert out to cut out errors

The Canaries went down 1-0 at home to West Brom, who were gifted an

early foothold through Peter Odemwingie when the Nigeria striker

latched onto a stray backheader from Ritchie de Laet to stab past

rookie goalkeeper Declan Rudd, in for the suspended John Ruddy.

Norwich had plenty of possession, but failed to really test Baggies

keeper Ben Foster. Had Rudd not produced a fine penalty save in the

second half, following a soft foul given against Steve Morison on

Steven Reid, then the match would have been all but over with 15

minutes left. Lambert’s men, though, continued to battle and looked

to have a stoppage-time spot-kick missed by referee Mark Halsey

when James Vaughan, making his debut after a knee injury, was

caught by a stray elbow from Gabriel Tamas at a corner which left

the striker needing hospital treatment for a badly-gashed lip.

Despite now having picked up just two points from the opening four

games, Lambert sees no major cause for concern. He said: “There is

no magic formula. The lads will be ready for Bolton next week. If

we keep playing the way we are, we will be okay. “At this level,

you have got to be really clued in at both ends of the pitch, and

we are still learning. “There are individual errors, and at this

level you can’t switch off. “We have to learn as a group that any

mistake will get punished in a minute.” Lambert added: “Even when

we have won, I never get too high, and never too low when we have

not, hopefully the players are the same. “I have never had to pick

them up since I have been here, so I don’t think that will happen.”

Norwich showed plenty of endeavour again yesterday, but unlike West

Brom with Odemwingie and Ireland forward Shane Long, the Canaries

lacked a cutting edge in the final third. Substitute Morison – on

target for Wales during the international break – planted a late

header wide from six-yards.