Canaries will fly in the face of Stoke's aerial assault
Published 22:22 02/03/12 By Peter Layton
Paul Lambert has not made special preparations for today’s aerial bombardment at Stoke.
Instead, the Canaries boss will let his players call the shots in one of the toughest games in the Premier League.
Lambert said: “The Stoke style of playing is not something you can practice or prepare for. The players have to see it through their own eyes and make their own decisions.
“I don’t like telling players to do this or do that, I trust them to make the right decisions.
“So we will just stick with our own way of playing and hope it’s good enough to win the game.”
But Lambert is expecting a blood and thunder battle and has told his team they will have to be fearless to take the points.
He said: “Stoke are extremely tough to play against, everybody knows that.
“We will just have to combat their style, including the long throws, which is a weapon they use really well.
“Basically, we will just have to put our bodies on the line and defensively we are probably going to be in for a hard game.” Norwich lost to Manchester United last week but Lambert added: “These are the sort of games that really count, not those against teams like United or Arsenal – nobody expects us to get a result against the top teams.
“But Stoke are one of the sides we are competing against and we have to win these games.”Pulis has no regrets in dropping not so great Dane