Last Updated: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:24
Norwich boss Paul Lambert is confident his side will stay up this season despite a 1-0 defeat at Newcastle on Sunday.
Lambert watched as his side went four Premier League matches without a win when the Magpies' January signing Papiss Cisse clinched the points for the hosts with a superb 11th-minute strike.
However, the Scot saw enough positives from his players to suggest that they will put in a strong finish to their first season back in the top flight to secure another.
Norwich are still well placed as they sit just below mid-table with a 14-point cushion between themselves and QPR who occupy the final relegation spot with nine matches remaining.
Lambert said in his post-match conference: "On that performance, I am pretty sure we will. They don't need me to stand in there and tell them they were unlucky.
"That performance will give everybody a big lift.
"I thought we were excellent against Manchester United and lost as well, but in the last couple of weeks, that's been as good as anything that we have played.
"I always think we can score at any time and on another day, we might have got one."
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