Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy claims fans should not bear any resentment toward manager Paul Lambert if he leaves for Aston Villa.

The Canaries have refused to accept the Scot's resignation, but Villa are ready to pay the compensation demands and are hopeful of appointing him as manager. Lambert took over at Norwich in 2009 and has led them from League One to the Premier League and Ruddy feels his work should not be forgotten should he leave.

"I only know as much as everyone else, what I've read in the papers and seen on the tv, but I think if he goes then every Norwich fan can feel a great satisfaction at the position he's left the club in," Ruddy, who was ruled out of Euro 2012 through injury, said on Radio Five Live.

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