Summer signings delight Lambert
Paul Lambert believes Norwich now have enough strength in depth to compete in the Premier League.
Last Updated: 22/07/11 2:10pm
Paul Lambert believes Norwich now have enough strength in depth to compete in the Premier League after securing Kyle Naughton's services on a season-long loan.
The Tottenham full-back is the latest addition to Lambert's squad following the arrival of James Vaughan, Steve Morison, Elliott Bennett, Ritchie De Laet, Bradley Johnson and Anthony Pilkington.
The England Under-21 international will link up with his new team-mates when the Canaries return from their training camp in Germany, where they play a Nordhausen/Regional Select XI on Saturday.
And boss Lambert is delighted to have got so many players on board already this summer, as Norwich look to adapt again following back-to-back promotions.
"We said we were looking for six or seven lads to come in and lend a hand in various positions and it is pleasing we have now managed to do so," he told the club's official website.
"Kyle will come in and join his new team-mates on Monday and the whole group can then work together on continuing our pre-season preparations."
The Canaries have scored 15 goals without reply in their two warm-up matches so far but next week face three tougher games against Crystal Palace, Southend and Coventry.
Lambert's side then have home friendlies against Spanish side Real Zaragoza and Italian outfit Parma before the big kick-off at Wigan on August 13.
"The lads have worked really, really hard and I can't be more happy," added the Norwich boss.
"That is all you want, to try to work hard and try to be ready for that Wigan game.
"I think the new lads have integrated very well with the lads that were already here and they seem a really strong group, and we are going to need that togetherness in the coming season."
Lambert is leading the Norfolk club into their first top-flight campaign since the 2005/06 season.