Norwich City manager cautious in January market

Steve Morison celebrates his winning goal for Norwich City at West Brom with Grant Holt
Steve Morison and Grant Holt have built a productive Norwich City strike-partnership, despite initially being seen as rivals for the same position

Norwich City manager Paul Lambert has warned fans not to expect a glut of new arrivals during the transfer window.

Jonny Howson's capture from Leeds is expected to be confirmed this week, but Lambert believes he may not require any further additions.

"I really don't know, I don't need to disturb the group that much because they're doing really well," he told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"If Jonny comes in, he'll be a massive asset, he'll thrive on it here."

Lambert's recruitment policy of recruiting the best of the Football League has so-far reaped dividends in the Premier League.

The Canaries lie ninth after 22 games, and following Saturday's 0-0 draw with Chelsea, Lambert explained he had focused on player's characters when recruiting.

Lambert 'proud as anything' of Norwich team

"I think it's paramount, you have to have good people, good characters, in the dressing room. We left out Wes Hoolahan today for a tactical change and he's been brilliant [about it].

"Wes was brilliant against West Brom last week, there's no justification in leaving him out other than the system of the team, but he took it great," Lambert said.

Goalkeeper John Ruddy, who claimed his first clean-sheet of the season against Chelsea, agrees that maintaining the group-ethic is essential.

"It's very important, we've got no egos at the club, everyone wants to work for each other and do well for each other, to bring that type of character in is the gaffer's job.

"If he sees it fit to bring someone in then hopefully they'll fit straight in, which I'm sure they will because it's a very welcoming dressing room," he said.

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