Norwich manager Paul Lambert has hailed the mental resiliency of his players ahead of Saturday's tricky npower Championship assignment at Hull.

The Canaries have enjoyed a superb season after winning promotion back to the second tier last year, and currently occupy an automatic promotion spot after Monday's 3-1 victory over Bristol City. The victory over the Robins nicely encapsulated Norwich's campaign so far, with late goals from Henri Lansbury and Andrew Surman securing the three points.

Lambert claims it is the players who deserve all the credit. "We've got players who are strong-minded to see games through," he told


"If we are drawing the game we try to win it and we're never out of the game, and we always have a foothold in games. I think that comes from within.

"The desire and hunger and the position they are in in the league at the moment, we want to win more games than not.

"If you do that you never know where it can take you. They [the players] are a credit to the club and a credit to me."

Last-gasp goals have been a recurring feature for Lambert's troops, with late efforts against Cardiff, Millwall and Reading among others snaring valuable points that otherwise would have been lost.

Norwich's never-say-die attitude has been instrumental in lifting them into second place in the Championship, seven points behind leaders QPR and three clear of third-placed Swansea.

Norwich will need all of their staying power and more when they travel to the KC Stadium to face a Hull side who have their sights set firmly on the play-offs after setting a new club record of 14 away games without defeat by beating Coventry last weekend.

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