Paul Lambert has revealed that he will thrive on the reception he will get at Carrow Road on his return to his old side with Ipswich Town.

Lambert, the first Norwich boss to cross the Norfolk-Suffolk divide and manage Ipswich Town, has struggled to get results since taking over as the Tractor Boys boss last year.

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However, ahead of the trip to Norwich, Lambert revealed he expects to cope with the atmosphere on his return to the place where he enjoyed the most success as a manager.

Speaking to the press ahead of the clash, Lambert said, via the East Anglian Daily Times.

Half the city of Glasgow hate me, so I know what’s coming.

Lambert refused to answer many questions about his return to Norwich, saying:

I don’t want to answer questions about Norwich because I’m not there any more. As Ipswich manager, I want to go there and try to win.

Lambert arguably enjoyed his best spell as a manager at the Canaries. The Scot took Norwich from League One to the Premier League, before leaving for Aston Villa.

However, since being sacked by Villa, Lambert has not had the best of times. Tough spells at Blackburn, Wolves and Stoke City have been followed by the Scottish bosses’ toughest test at Ipswich.

The Tractor Boys sit bottom of the Championship, with Lambert only picking up two wins so far as manager.