Lambert remains focused on Aston Villa ahead of Norwich return

The former Canaries boss is hoping that his side get all three points when he revisits Carrow Road for the first time in the Premier League since opting for Villa Park last summer
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is fully focused on keeping his club in the Premier League, even if it drags his previous team, Norwich City, back into the relegation scrap.

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The former Canaries boss left Carrow Road at the end of last season, his departure swiftly prompting a dispute between the two clubs over a compensation fee for his appointment at Villa Park.

However, Lambert believes that, in terms of motivation, Saturday's homecoming fixture is purely about gaining the three points, and nothing else.

He told reporters: "It's all about us now. I have nothing but gratitude to the club [Norwich] but there's no sentiment in football. It is a game we will try to win. It is about my team, our supporters coming to watch us, that is my main concern.

"Things happened there that should never have happened but they happened. The case is finished, which I'm delighted about. It's a weight off your shoulders. Some of the things were ridiculous.

"Maybe one day, when I'm about 80, people will know the truth of what happened, but I don't get caught up in all that. If people don't like me, they don't like me. I come from a part of Glasgow where you get used to that."