Last Updated: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:06
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has played down the significance of his return to Norwich, but insists his side are confident of victory.
The Canaries host Villa at Carrow Road in the Capital One Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday evening, but much of the build-up has not been about a potential spot in the semis, but the presence of former boss Lambert.
The Scot guided Norwich to two successive promotions, lifting them from League One to the Premier League, but left the club in May after guiding them to a 12th placed finish in the top flight last season.
Lambert has been quick to play down his return to Norfolk, choosing instead to laud the work of his successor, Chris Hughton.
However, that was far as the pleasantries went, with the former Colchester boss insisting his side are well capable of beating City and reaching the semi-finals.
"I hope the Norwich fans concentrate on Chris," he told the club's official website. "He's done fantastically well. It's his club, it's his team now.
"His track record is fantastic. He has got a really good club there and some really good people.
"I had three years and we had one hell of a time at it, but it's Chris's club now.
"It is a tough game but we are playing well enough to go and win.Norwich are going really fine at the minute and the crowd will really be behind them.
"We are more than capable of getting through. We will go down there and play attacking football."
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