Jonny Howson maintains it is up to the Norwich players to prove last season was not just "all Paul Lambert" as new manager Chris Hughton looks to take the club forward.

Lambert oversaw three campaigns of success at Carrow Road, guiding the Canaries up from npower League One and swiftly on into the Barclays Premier League, where they finished 12th. With the Scottish coach now having taken over at Aston Villa, former Newcastle and Birmingham manager Hughton has been charged with building on those solid foundations.

Midfielder Howson - signed by Lambert from Leeds in January and who has been linked with a £4million switch to join his old boss at Villa - said: "Paul Lambert did a terrific job here and it is our responsibility now as players and the staff coming in to carry that momentum on."

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