Lambert Tight-Lipped on Keeper Decision
Friday, 7th Feb 2020 10:33
Town boss Paul Lambert was keeping his cards close to his chest when he was asked which of his keepers would start at Sunderland on Saturday.
Will Norris has started the last 10 league games but made the error which led to Peterborough’s vital second goal in last week’s 4-1 defeat to Posh having also made one or two mistakes in earlier matches.
Tomas Holy has waited patiently in the wings having been the first-choice earlier in the season.
Lambert says he has decided who will start between the sticks at the Stadium of Light.
“Yes, I know who will play and I know the team that’ll play, so we’ll see how everybody is this morning and then I’ll tell them this morning,” he said.
Asked directly who was going to get the nod on Wearside, Lambert joked with a reporter: “You! The lads will know tomorrow who’s going to start.”
Does Holy feel he deserves his chance? “I don’t know. He found himself out the team, Will came in and did really well for us and there was never a problem.
“He might think now there might be a chance for him to play, so [we've got] two good goalkeepers."
Lambert dismissed suggestions that there is pressure to field Norris from his parent club Wolves with it being commonplace for clubs to have to pay a greater share of loan players’ wages if they’re not playing.
“No,” he said. “Wolves have been really good and I know them up there so they’ve been really good and there’s nothing like that in place.”
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