Lambert to carry on spending

The Canaries boss has already added strikers James Vaughan and

Steve Morison to a squad which secured back-to-back promotions

after finishing runners-up in the Championship. Bookmakers may have

the Norfolk club at odds-on to be relegated, but Lambert will leave

no stone unturned as he looks to get the right players at the right

price ahead of the start of the new top-flight campaign. “We have

not got a foothold in this league at all, we are a new team coming

up really quickly so I have to box clever,” Lambert told BBC Radio

Norfolk. Lambert has targeted up to seven new additions, with

Brighton winger Elliott Bennett and Leeds midfielder Bradley

Johnson said to be next on his wanted list. The Norwich board have

promised all of the initial £37million of television income

will go towards improving the squad, which Lambert accepts is

likely to be an on-going process over the season. “I also know that

come January time I will have to maybe strengthen again,” he said.

“The club have been great, the board have been great. “They know

the current group need a hand, but we will never go out and do what

Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal or Manchester United

can do.” The arrivals of Vaughan and Morison will certainly add

competition to the squad, with Lambert warning none of the players

who helped take the club back into the Premier League for the first

time since 2005 could be guaranteed a place in the starting XI next

season. Wales international Morison, 27, admits his meteoric rise

from non-league to the Premier League, having played for Stevenage

just two years ago, keeps everything in perspective. “It’s been

something that does always come up, but it is something that keeps

me in good stead and helps keep me grounded,” Morison told Canaries

Player. “It does make you be a bit more humble and it reminds you

of just how far you’ve come in a short space of time. “Obviously it

is a massive step now going into the Premier League and it’s

something I’m really looking forward to.” Lambert will again take

the squad out to Germany for a training camp before pre-season

fixtures against Crystal Palace, Southend and Coventry City ahead

of the visit of Real Zaragoza on August 3.