Norwich City showing no fear - Paul Lambert

Russell Martin and Paul Lambert
Goalscorer Russell Martin is congratulated by boss Paul Lambert

Norwich City boss Paul Lambert says they are going about their Championship promotion bid without any trepidation.

The Scot watched his side hammer Ipswich Town 5-1 on Thursday to put the pressure back on Cardiff, Swansea and Reading in the race for second.

And afterwards he told BBC Radio Norfolk: "We seem to be playing without fear at the minute.

"The position we're in, maybe there could be a bit of nerves but I've never once sensed that."

Lambert, clearly emotional after the win over Norwich's East Anglian rivals, continued his mantra of placing all the accolades on his players, as he has done all season.

"I don't think there's any words I can say for what they've done for me and for that crowd," he said.

"And the fans are a special, special group of people, there's no doubt about it.

"And there might come a time when they want me out, whenever that case may be, but at this moment in time it's an absolute privilege to be manager of the club."

Efforts from Andrew Surman, Simeon Jackson, Russell Martin, Dani Pacheco and a Gareth MacAuley own goal overshadowed Jimmy Bullard's lone, but superb, strike for Town at Portman Road.

Right-back Martin grabbed his fifth goal of the season in a result he hopes will make the rest of the league take notice.

"For us it was another step towards achieving what we want to achieve," said the 25-year-old.

"I think we've gone out and sent a signal that we've got the strength of character and the focus to do that, and hopefully we can carry that on for the final three games.

"Hopefully a few people will start fearing us a bit, we've gone about our business quite quietly.

"People have spoken about Cardiff a lot and Reading are on a great run, and we'll take the focus being off us."

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