Paul Lambert insists Saturday's mid-table encounter against QPR is a vital test for his Norwich players.

The Canaries boss saw his side defeated at home by Arsenal last weekend and next week they take on Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester City.

"If we win we can go above them. I always think our home games are vital and we will try everything we can to win," Lambert said. "They have strengthened very well. They won the Championship last season. We had two hard games against them last season and this will be no different."

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