Canaries boss Lambert fears January sales
Thursday 15 December 2011
Paul Lambert is not looking forward to the January transfer window's "mayhem" despite last Saturday's morale-boosting 4-2 win over Newcastle that lifted the Canaries into 10th place.
The Scottish manager knows a squad which includes many who earned successive promotions from League One will "need a hand" – City are yet to keep a clean sheet in the elite – but warned: "It is a window I don't like because you can just go in and panic-buy or bring in lads you don't really want... or other teams inflate the prices. There are one or two areas, I think, to strengthen but... it's part of the game with agents. It will be like any other January – mayhem."
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