Norwich City boss Paul Lambert wants video technology

Paul Lambert
Lambert's Norwich City side have been at the centre of numerous controversial refereeing decisions this season

Norwich City boss Paul Lambert has backed calls for video technology to be used to help referees make decisions.

The Canaries have felt aggrieved by a number of contentious moments this season, conceding four penalties and receiving two red cards.

"In those big moments there's got to be a better way for officials to get help," Lambert told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"I think the size of the business now, and the money that's involved, there might be a case for video technology."

Sir Alex Ferguson, Steve Bruce and Ian Holloway have previously given their support for the introduction of video technology.

Lambert has questioned penalties conceded against Wigan, Stoke and West Brom, as well as Leon Barnett's sending off for his part in the Potters' spot kick.

And the Scot was not impressed after last week's defeat by Albion, when Gabriel Tamas' elbow on James Vaughan in the penalty area went unnoticed.

The Romanian was subsequently handed a three-match ban based on video evidence.

"Whether it's more officials behind the goal, like in Europe, - that's a possibility," Lambert continued.

"The game's evolving every year, I'm pretty sure they will come up with some sort of idea, as long as the game doesn't stop and start, that's everyone's concern with video analysis, you've got to look at a screen for a couple of seconds to see if it's the right decision."

Striker Vaughan had to receive medical attention to his lip following his collision with Tamas, but Lambert is confident he, and winger Anthony Pilkington, who had suffered a back complaint, will return to face Bolton on Saturday.

But centre-half Zak Whitbread is unlikely to recover from his hamstring injury.

"Vaughan's mouth's a bit sore and he's got some stitches in his lip, but he's OK," said Lambert.

"Pilkington seems to be OK, he's trained this week, but I thought he did well against Stoke and did fine when he came on against Chelsea.

"He gives you a different option, that's why I bought him."

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