Lambert not distracted by Norwich visit

Paul Lambert and Chris Hughton both state Lambert's first meeting with his former side will not affect the way either side approaches the game.

Lambert left Norwich for Villa in acrimonious circumstances during the summer, with the Scot saying the fixture is merely a chance to "say hello" to his former team and staff.

The Villa boss may have to face his former club with only one recognised central defender, with Ciaran Clark and Nathan Baker both struggling to overcome respective knee and ankle injuries as he seeks to improve on the club's worst-ever start to a Premier League campaign.

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