Lambert: We were excellent

Town boss Paul Lambert thought his side was excellent throughout yesterday’s 3-0 home win against Shrewsbury Town.

“I thought we were excellent, I thought in the first half we were so dominant, even when they had 10 men,” he said.

“I’m really pleased, we played a really good game, we did everything I asked the team and I’m really happy, some really good performances, but the team are very good at the minute.”

For the third game running, both Jackson and Norwood were on the scoresheet, taking their tally to nine goals in four games and Lambert is pleased with their form.

“I’m delighted with the way they’ve started the season,” he added. “The team is going really well at the minute, the football club is going really well, the atmosphere is incredible.

“I’m not sure this place has been like this for many a year, the way it is. I’m really happy with everything that’s going on.”

The pick of the goals was the third scored by Flynn Downes, something Lambert enjoyed: “It was brilliant, right from the box. I think Kane was outstanding, it was a brilliant ball from Kayden, who was excellent as well and what a header it was.

“The move was brilliant, one end of the pitch to the other, unbelievably quick. The move was great and the header was exceptional.”

Jon Nolan returned to action against his former club, coming on as a second half substitute and impressing Lambert.

“He looked lively when he came on for the amount of game time, he’s played,” he said. “Nolo’s a really good player, a really, really good player and it’s great to have him back.”

The win kept the Blues top of the table, but Lambert says it means little to him at this early stage of the season.

“I never really pay much attention to it,” he insisted. “You just move on to the next one, it’s another one crossed off, move on to the next one but the performance and the way we’re playing is really good.”

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