Leeds United: Howson says Lambert big influence on decision to join Norwich City

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Former Leeds United captain Jonny Howson has been meeting his new Norwich City teammates this week but remains around a month away from being fit for selection as he recovers from a knee injury.

The midfielder has admitted manager Paul Lambert was a big influence on his decision to join the Canaries.

He said: “When the chance came about I couldn’t turn it down. I have seen the work he (Lambert) has done. When I spoke to him it encouraged me even more. It was all positive things.

“I like to get forward and chip in with a few goals and that is what I’ll be looking to do. But mainly I’m a team player, leading from the front and setting an example.”

Lambert is unlikely to bring in more transfer window signings and says he has received no offers for any of his players.

When asked if he would listen to bids for leading scorer Holt, he said: “Do you think I’d let him go?

“There’s no point, if somebody comes in and says here’s £100m for somebody then you just might look at it but there’s no way on this earth you’d let anybody go.

“Same as any other team, they don’t want to let their best players go.”

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